WestJet appoints Foster as Chief Information Officer

WestJet appoints Foster as Chief Information Officer

CALGARY — WestJet has named Tanya Foster as Chief Information Officer.

Foster will join WestJet’s executive leadership on January 9, 2023. As WestJet’s Chief Information Officer, she will oversee all aspects of the airline’s IT capabilities, ensuring its technology platforms are efficient, easy-to-use and cost effective.

“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,” said WestJet Group CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech.

“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,” he added.

Foster brings 20+ years of IT experience to her new role. She joins WestJet from Shaw Communications, where she served as Vice-President, Enterprise Solutions and Strategic Delivery.

“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,” she said. “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.”