Griffiths takes up the post on 1 December from Philippe Hamon, who is retiring having served as D-G since 1991. ACI represents the interests of 1,400 airports worldwide, 450 of which are in Europe.
‘Europe’s airports are a vital link in the chain of industry, governments and regulators,’ said Griffiths.
He pledged to ‘create a strategic policy framework [to] allow airports to develop responsively and responsibly’.
Griffiths spent 25 years in the civil service prior to joining Eurotunnel early this year and is a former director of the aviation directorate at the Department of Transport.
Eurotunnel was expected to reveal Q3 figures on 21 October.