Clive Beddoe

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Chairman

Clive Beddoe

Chairman

Clive Beddoe is a founding shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of WestJet. In September 2007, Clive was appointed WestJet Chairman having previously held the roles of President and Chief Executive Officer. Clive has been instrumental in making WestJet one of the most successful airlines in recent aviation history.

Clive's keen business acumen has shaped the development of WestJet's corporate culture, executive team and strategy. A true entrepreneur, Clive's strong background in financial planning and strategic management was gained through several successful real estate and plastics enterprises.

In 2000, Clive and his fellow WestJet founders received the Worldwide Award for Teamwork at the World Entrepreneur of the Year celebrations. In 2001, he received the Pinnacle Award, and in that same year, WestJet was awarded the "Business Ethics" award from the Better Business Bureau of Southern Alberta. In 2002 and 2003, WestJet was named one of Canada's most respected companies, and in 2003, WestJet received the Most Respected Corporation title for Innovative Practices from Alberta Venture Magazine. In 2004, Clive received the prestigious Canadian Business Leader Award from the University of Alberta Faculty of Business and the Business Advisory Council.

Clive has been the recipient of honorary degrees from the University of Calgary and Wilfred Laurier University and was appointed the 2010/2011 Jarislowsky Resident Fellow in Business Management at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.

Clive is a resident of Calgary, having immigrated to Canada from England in 1970. Married with two children, Clive is a private pilot licensed to fly numerous types of aircraft. It was through this keen interest in aviation that spurred the formation of WestJet.

Board Committees
- As Chairman, Mr. Beddoe voluntarily attends all committee meetings

Allan Jackson

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Director

Allan Jackson

Director

Mr. Jackson is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Arci Ltd., a real estate investment company, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Enterprises Inc., a holding and consulting company.

Mr. Jackson's extensive business experience is a welcome addition to WestJet's Board of Directors. Mr. Jackson serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Canadian Western Bank and previously served as director of Princeton Developments Ltd., a private real estate development and management company.

Mr. Jackson joined WestJet's Board of Directors in July 2003.

Board Committees
- People and Compensation Committee, Chair
- Audit Committee
- Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee

Janice Rennie

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Director

Janice Rennie

Director

Janice Rennie brings a wealth of financial expertise and corporate directorship experience to WestJet's Board of Directors and she is currently active on several public company boards.

Janice has held senior management positions with a number of companies including, most recently, EPCOR Utilities where she served as Senior Vice-President of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.

WestJet welcomed Janice to its Board of Directors in August 2011.

Board Committees
- Audit Committee
- People and Compensation Committee

Hugh Bolton

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Director

Hugh Bolton

Director

Mr. Bolton is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants, and the former Chairman, CEO and partner in Coopers & Lybrand Canada, Chartered Accountants.

Mr. Bolton is currently the non-executive Chair of EPCOR Utilities Inc. and is also a board member of the Canadian National Railway Company, Teck Resources Limited, TD Bank Financial Group, and Capital Power Corporation.

Mr. Bolton received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Alberta. In 2006, he was made a fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada).

Mr. Bolton joined WestJet's Board of Directors in August 2005.

Board Committees
- Audit Committee, Chair
- Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee

S. Barry Jackson

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Director

S. Barry Jackson

Director

Barry Jackson is the retired Chair of Resolute Energy Inc. and Deer Creek Energy Limited. He was formerly President, CEO and a director of Crestar Energy Inc. He has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1974.

Mr. Jackson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta. He has served on the boards of several public companies and was made a fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2010.

Barry is Chair of TransCanada Corporation and TransCanada PipeLines Limited and a director of Nexen Inc. and Laricina Energy Ltd.

Mr. Jackson joined WestJet's Board of Directors in February 2009.

Board Committees
- Safety, Health and Environment Committee, Chair
- People and Compensation Committee

Gregg Saretsky

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President and CEO

Gregg Saretsky

President and CEO

Gregg Saretsky became WestJet President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2010. He joined WestJet in June 2009 as Vice-President of WestJet Vacations, before being named Executive Vice-President, Operations, for WestJet in October 2009.

Gregg began his career in aviation with Canadian Airlines in 1985 as a route development planner and rose through the ranks to the position of Vice-President, Airports, and Vice-President, Marketing, before joining Alaska Airlines in 1998 as Senior Vice-President, Marketing & Planning.

He also served as Executive Vice-President of Flight Operations and Marketing, responsible for the airline's flight crews, operations, and consumer programs and activities.

Gregg grew up in Quebec and British Columbia, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia.

Gregg joined WestJet's Board of Directors in April 2010.

Board Committees
- As President and CEO, Mr. Saretsky attends all committee meetings

Ron Brenneman

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Director

Ron Brenneman

Director

Mr. Brenneman is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Petro-Canada. Prior to joining Petro-Canada in 2000, he spent more than 30 years with Imperial Oil Ltd. and its parent company Exxon Corporation. Until February 15, 2010, he served as the Executive Vice-Chairman of Suncor Energy Inc.

Ron has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science in control systems from the University of Manchester. Ron currently serves on the boards of The Bank of Nova Scotia and BCE Inc.

Mr. Brenneman joined WestJet's Board of Directors in September 2009.

Board Committees
- People and Compensation Committee
- Safety, Health and Environment Committee

Wilmot Matthews

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Director

Wilmot Matthews

Director

Mr. Matthews has been involved in all aspects of investment banking by serving in various positions with Nesbitt Burns Inc. and its predecessor companies from 1964 until his retirement in September, 1996, most recently as Vice Chairman and Director.

Mr. Matthews is currently President of Marjad Inc., a personal investment company and also is a current member on the Investment Advisory Committee of Imperial Capital, a private equity fund manager.

Mr. Matthews received his Bachelor of Arts in Math, Physics and Chemistry from the University of Toronto and his Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and London, England, and is a Chartered Accountant.

Mr. Matthews joined WestJet's Board of Directors in September 1996.

Board Committees
- Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, Chair
- Audit Committee

Arthur Scace

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Director

Arthur Scace

Director

Mr. Scace is a former partner and Chairman of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto. He is also Past Chairman of The Bank of Nova Scotia, and has served on the boards of numerous public companies, including The Canada Life Assurance Company, Gerdau Ameristeel and various companies within The Brompton Group of Companies. He is Past President and Chairman of the Canadian Opera Company.

Mr.Scace received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and Oxford University, his Master of Arts from Harvard University and his Bachelor of Law from Osgoode Hall.

Mr. Scace joined WestJet's Board of Directors in June 2005.

Board Committees
- Audit Committee
- Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee

Antonio Faiola

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Director and PACT Chair

Antonio Faiola

Director and PACT Chair

Antonio Faiola joined WestJet in April 2002 as a flight attendant.

He has been an active member of WestJet's Pro-Active Communications Team (PACT), WestJet's employee representation, through the Flight Attendant Association Board since 2003. In 2008, Antonio moved into the role of FAAB Vice-Chair before being elected as FAAB Chair in 2009. Antonio was elected PACT Chairman in November 2011 and joined the Board of Directors shortly after as WestJet's PACT representative.

Originally from Ville LaSalle, Quebec, Antonio is a graduate of Concordia University, holding a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters in Sports Administration. Antonio is actively involved in speed skating, providing event management and communications support in the last two winter Olympic games.

Board Committees
- Safety, Health and Environment Committee

L. Jacques Ménard

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Director

L. Jacques Ménard

Director

Jacques Ménard is Chairman of BMO Nesbitt Burns and President of BMO Financial Group, Quebec. Recently named as the Chancellor of Concordia University, he currently sits on various boards including Claridge Inc. and the Montreal Alouettes. A former Chairman of Hydro-Quebec, Jacques has also been involved with the Canadian Public Accountability Board and the Investment Dealers Association of Canada, and served as Vice-Chair of the Federal Task Force on Financial Literacy established by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.

A graduate of Collège Sainte-Marie, Jacques holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Loyola College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. He has also received honorary doctorates from Concordia University, York University, the Université de Montréal and the Université de Sherbrooke.

Distinguished as an Officer of the Order of Canada and of the Order of Quebec, Jacques Mènard joined WestJet's Board of Directors in August 2011.

Board Committees
- Audit Committee
- Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee

Brett Godfrey

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Director

Brett Godfrey

Director

Mr. Godfrey is the co-founder and former CEO of Virgin Blue Airlines in Australia. In the early '90s, Mr. Godfrey began his Virgin career as Finance Manager for Virgin Atlantic. He was Financial Controller for Sherrard/National Jet in Melbourne, and worked as a Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross in the firm's Canadian office.

Brett is a board member of the Auckland International Airport and is also a board member of Green Cross Australia, a not-for-profit organization. Mr. Godfrey holds a business degree from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia and is an award winning leader.

Mr. Godfrey joined WestJet's Board of Directors in August 2006.

Board Committees
- Safety, Health and Environment Committee

Larry Pollock

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Director

Larry Pollock

Director

Larry Pollock is the President and Chief Executive Officer of both the Canadian Western Bank and Canadian Western Trust. He is also a Director of Canadian Direct Insurance (a subsidiary of CWB), EPCOR, Canadian Helicopters Income Trust, and is a member of the Executive Council of the Canadian Bankers' Association.

Mr. Pollock graduated from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences in Business Administration. He has also received an honorary degree in Business Administration from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Mr. Pollock joined WestJet's Board of Directors in September 1999.

Board Committees
- Audit Committee
- People and Compensation Committee
- Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee

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