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WestJet Group Appoints Heather Stefanson to Board of Directors

WestJet has appointed Heather Stefanson, former Premier of Manitoba, to their Board of Directors.

WestJet's Newest Board Member - Heather Stefanson - Photo Inset Credit: Heather Stefanson/LinkedIn

On Tuesday (May 21, 2024), WestJet Group announced the appointment of Heather Manitoba, who previously served as the Premier of Manitoba, to their Board of Directors.  Ms. Stefanson began her political career as an advisor in the government of Prime Minister Mulroney.  In 2016, she was sworn into the Cabinet in Manitoba and held the positions of Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice, Attorney General, Minister of Families, and Minister of Health, before becoming the leader of the PC Party and Manitoba’s 24th Premier in 2021.

In Tuesday’s announcement, WestJet Groups Chairman of the Board, Chris Burley, said,

“We are thrilled to officially welcome Heather to the WestJet Group's Board at such a critical time in the execution of our strategy.  Heather’s extensive experience in government and regulatory affairs will help to strengthen the WestJet Group's relationships with communities across the country as we pursue ambitious growth in service of all Canadians.” 

Also commenting on her new role as a WestJet Board Member, Heather Stefanson, said,

“It is an honour to join the WestJet Group Board at this time of growth and opportunity for Canadian aviation.  I look forward to joining my fellow board members in helping steward the strategy forward.”

With 28 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 100 destinations in 27 countries.


Source: WestJet/CNW


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