CALGARY — The WestJet Group has appointed Michael (Mike) Scott to the role of WestJet Group Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.
The 30-year aviation industry veteran will start with the airline’s executive team on June 13, 2023.
Scott’s career includes 13+ years as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at StandardAero. Before that he held a variety of senior level roles across the organization. He’s also worked with three different private equity sponsors.
“Mike brings a wealth of financial leadership experience and a notable track record to our organization,” said WestJet Group CEO, Alexis von Hoensbroech.
“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,” he added.
Scott will oversee all financial management of the WestJet Group.
“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 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 had been serving as interim CFO of the WestJet Group for the past five months. Bue will now transition to the role of Senior Vice President, Finance & Deputy Chief Financial Officer, reporting to Scott.