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WestJet Appoints Tanya Foster as New Chief Information Officer

WestJet has appointed Tanya Foster as the carrier’s new Chief Information Officer effective February 9, 2023. Ms. Foster brings over 20 years of IT experience to her new role, serving most recently as VP – Enterprise Solutions and Strategic Delivery at Shaw Communications.

WestJet's New Chief Information Officer, Tanya Foster - Courtesy WestJet

On Wednesday (December 14, 2022), WestJet announced the appointment of Tanya Foster as the airline’s new Chief Information Officer effective February 9, 2023. With over 20 years of IT experience, she will oversee all aspects of the carrier’s IT capabilities, ensuring all technology platforms are intuitive, efficient and cost effective. Ms. Foster joins WestJet most recently from Shaw Communications, where she served as Vice President – Enterprise Solutions and Strategic Delivery. During her tenure with Shaw Communications, she partnered with business stakeholders to drive topline revenue, create efficiencies and manage risk through the delivery of modern technology solutions.

In Wednesday’s announcement, WestJet Group’s CEO, Alexis von Hoensbroech, said,

“I am pleased to welcome Tanya to the WestJet Group. With her extensive experience she will lead the continuous modernization of our technological foundations, improve efficiencies and support a best-in-class travel experience for our guests. With Tanya becoming our new CIO we will start a new technological chapter for WestJet, as we implement our renewed strategy and reinforce being a friendly, reliable, and affordable airline.”

Also commenting on her new role as WestJet’s Chief Information Officer, Tanya Foster added,

“I am thrilled to be joining WestJet and its incredible IT team at such an exciting and pivotal time, as the organization looks to achieve its new strategy through technological and digital excellence. WestJet is known for its incredible team of people and I feel confident that through flexible, scalable IT solutions, WestJetters will unlock incredible new potential and find increased value in their work, taking the organization and its guests to new heights.”

In 26 years of service, WestJet has cut airfares for Canadians in half and increased the flying population around Canada by over 50 percent. The airline launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, and has now grown to more than 180 aircraft and 14,000 employees, offering service to over 110 destinations in 24 countries.

Source: WestJet/CNW


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