Former Manitoba Premier joins WestJet Board of Directors

Manitoba’s former Premier Heather Stefanson has been appointed to WestJet’s Board of Directors.

The airline made the announcement Tuesday, citing the former premier’s experience developing public policy and skills “will be a valuable asset”.

“We are thrilled to officially welcome Heather to the WestJet Group’s Board at such a critical time in the execution of our strategy,” said Chris Burley, Chairman of the WestJet Group’s Board of Directors.

“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.”  

Stefanson announced she was leaving politics in April after a 23-year career.

During that time, she became the province’s 24th Premier, while also filling the roles of Deputy Premier, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of Families and Minister of Health.

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

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