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VANCOUVER — Rocky Mountaineer has appointed Tyson Matheson as its new Vice President of Global Human Resources.
In his new role, Matheson will be responsible for driving the global human resources strategies, including employee engagement, people recruitment and development, and organizational culture.
Steve Sammut, President of Rocky Mountaineer, said the company is excited to have Matheson join the team, adding that “his extensive background in the tourism and travel industry, combined with his exceptional leadership experience, will be valuable as we continue investing in our people and talent.”
Matheson began his human resources career at WestJet where he advanced to Vice President, People Relations and Culture, and managed a team of 100 people. He then transitioned to the operations side of the business as Vice President, Inflight Services, where he led a team of 3,500 employees.
In 2017, Matheson relocated to Toronto to join Walmart Canada as Vice President, Associate Relations, where he incorporated a technology-driven approach to better alight their employee brand with customer brand.
On his new role, Matheson said: “I look forward to joining the team at Rocky Mountaineer as we develop our people programs and modernize our systems to enhance the overall employee experience. It is such a pleasure to join an iconic Canadian travel experience.”