WestJet Appoints Michael Scott as Executive VP and CFO

Michael (Mike) Scott, WestJet Group, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

WestJet Group announced the appointment of Michael (Mike) Scott as the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.

With over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, Scott will join the airline's executive team effective 13JUN.

Prior to joining WestJet, Scott had a long-established career at StandardAero, where he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for more than 13 years. Prior, he held a variety of senior level roles across the organization. In addition, throughout his tenure as CFO, Mike worked with three different private equity sponsors.

"Mike brings a wealth of financial leadership experience and a notable track record to our organization," said Alexis von Hoensbroech, WestJet Group Chief Executive Officer. "We are a year into successfully executing on the WestJet Group's strategy to resume a long-standing track record of profitability, as we get back to our low-cost roots in service of safe, reliable and affordable travel for Canadians. We are thrilled to welcome Mike at this pivotal time, as we continue our next exciting growth chapter at the WestJet Group."

Scott will oversee all financial management of the WestJet Group, including accounting and financial reporting, planning and analysis, treasury, tax, procurement, supply chain, real estate and payment services teams.

"The WestJet Group's longstanding reputation as a leading low-cost and leisure airline and new strategic focus on returning back to its roots are just a few of the many reasons I am thrilled to join this Canadian aviation success story," said Mike Scott. "Through its remarkable position as Canada's leading vacation carrier and home airline to Western Canada, the WestJet Group is in a unique position to successfully grow its business and bring more accessible air travel to Canadians than ever before."

Jenn Bue, who has been serving as interim CFO of the WestJet Group for the last five months, will transition to the role of Senior Vice President, Finance & Deputy Chief Financial Officer, and will report directly to Scott.

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