Clive Beddoe

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Chair of the Board

Clive J. Beddoe

Chair of the Board

Mr. Beddoe is Chair of the Board of WestJet, President of The Hanover Group of Companies, a private investment company, and a Director of Alberta Investment Management Corp. Mr. Beddoe, a successful entrepreneur, brings to WestJet a strong background in financial planning and strategic management. Mr. Beddoe is a private pilot and has been licensed to fly numerous types of aircraft. It was through this keen interest in aircraft that he became involved with the formation of WestJet. Mr. Beddoe served as President of WestJet until September 2006 and the Chief Executive Officer of WestJet until September 2007. On February 10, 2009, Mr. Beddoe relinquished his role as Executive Chairman of WestJet in favour of acting solely as Chair of the Board. Mr. Beddoe 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. In May of 2012, Mr. Beddoe was inducted to the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.

Allan W Jackson

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Director

Allan W. Jackson

Director

Mr. Allan Jackson is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Arci Ltd., a private real estate investment company, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Enterprises Inc., a private holding and consulting company. Mr. Jackson serves as Chair of the board of directors for Canadian Western Bank and previously served as a director of Princeton Developments Ltd., a private real estate development and management company. Mr. Jackson received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

Janice Rennie

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Director

Janice Rennie

Director

Ms. Rennie currently sits on several public company boards and has held senior management positions with a number of companies including, most recently, EPCOR Utilities Inc. where she served as Senior Vice-President of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness. Prior to 2004, Ms. Rennie was Principal of Rennie & Associates, which provided investment and related advice to small and mid-sized companies. Ms. Rennie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. In 2012, Ms. Rennie was made a fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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 of Coopers & Lybrand Canada, Chartered Accountants. Mr. Bolton is currently the non-executive Chair of the Board of Directors of EPCOR Utilities Inc., an integrated energy company. He 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).

S. Barry Jackson

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Director

S. Barry Jackson

Director

Mr. Barry Jackson is the retired Chair of Resolute Energy Inc. and Deer Creek Energy Limited. He was formerly President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Crestar Energy Inc. He has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1974 and held senior executive positions with Northstar Energy Corporation and Crestar. 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. Mr. Jackson is Chair of TransCanada Corporation and TransCanada PipeLines Limited. In addition to his public company directorships, Mr. Jackson is currently a director of Laricina Energy Ltd. and of Nexen Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited.

Gregg Saretsky

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President and CEO

Gregg Saretsky

President and CEO

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WestJet since April 1, 2010. Gregg Saretsky joined WestJet in June 2009 as Vice-President of WestJet Vacations, before being named Executive Vice-President, Operations, for WestJet in October 2009. Mr. Saretsky 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. Mr. Saretsky grew up in Québec 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. In 2012, Mr. Saretsky was named Alberta’s Business Person of the Year by Venture Magazine. Mr. Saretsky currently sits on the Board of the Calgary Telus Convention Centre.

Ron Brenneman

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Director

Ron A. 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. Mr. Brenneman also serves on the boards of the Bank of Nova Scotia and BCE Inc. Mr. Brenneman holds a B.Sc. (in chemical engineering) from the University of Toronto and an M.Sc. (in control systems) from the University of Manchester.

Wilmot Matthews

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Director

Wilmot L. 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 private investment company, and is also a current member of 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, his Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics in London, England, and is a Chartered Accountant.

Arthur Scace

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Director

Arthur R.A. Scace

Director

Mr. Scace is a former partner and Chair of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto. He joined the firm in 1967 practicing in the area of tax law. He was formerly chair of the Bank of Nova Scotia. Mr. Scace received his Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Toronto and Oxford University, his Masters of Arts degree from Harvard University and his Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the bar in Ontario in 1967. He has received Honourary Doctorates from the Law Society of Upper Canada, York University, the University of Toronto and Trinity College. Mr. Scace is a Member of the Order of Canada.

Antonio Faiola

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Director and PACT Chair

Antonio Faiola

Director and PACT Chair

Mr. 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 (FAAB) since 2003. In 2008, Mr. Faiola moved into the role of FAAB Vice-Chair before being elected as FAAB Chair in 2009. Mr. Faiola was elected PACT Chair in November 2011 and joined the Board of Directors in early 2012 as WestJet's PACT representative.

Originally from Ville LaSalle, Québec, Mr. Faiola is a graduate of Concordia University, holding a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters in Sports Administration.

L. Jacques Ménard

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Director

L. Jacques Ménard

Director

Mr. Ménard is the current Chairman of BMO Nesbitt Burns, an investment advisory and wealth management firm, and President of BMO Financial Group, Québec, a highly diversified financial services organization. He currently sits on several boards including Claridge Inc., and the Montreal Alouettes. He is the former Chairman of Hydro-Québec, the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and the Task Force on Sustainability of the Quebec Health Care and Social Services System. Mr. Ménard is a graduate of Collège Sainte-Marie, 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. Mr. Ménard is a Companion of the Order of Canada and an Officer of the Order of Quebec.

Brett Godfrey

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Director

Brett Godfrey

Director

Mr. Godfrey is the co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Blue (now Virgin Australia), a publicly listed airline. Mr. Godfrey brings valuable experience in the airline industry to WestJet. He has worked for various Virgin Group airlines, starting in the early 1990’s with Virgin Atlantic as its Finance Manager. In 1997, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Virgin Express, a low-fare publicly listed airline in Belgium, before launching Virgin Blue, an airline he conceptualized and implemented in 2000 and retiring from 10 years later. Mr. Godfrey is a board member of Auckland International Airport; Tourism Australia, Australia’s national tourism marketing agency; and Room to Read (Australia), a not-for-profit organization. He holds a business degree from Victoria University and is a Chartered Accountant. Mr. Godfrey was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal for his service to tourism and aviation, was recognized as the Australian Chief Executive of the Year by the Customer Service Institute of Australia, and the Outstanding Chartered Accountant in Business by the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Larry Pollock

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Director

Larry Pollock

Director

Mr. Pollock is the retired Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Western Bank (CWB), a Canadian Schedule I bank. Retired from CWB on March 7, 2013, Mr. Pollock will continue to provide for two years advice on strategic initiatives in the role of consultant to the Chair of the Board. He is also the former Chair of Canadian Direct Insurance (a subsidiary of CWB). Mr. Pollock is a director of EPCOR Utilities Inc. and Canadian Helicopters Limited, and is a past member of the Executive Council of the Canadian Bankers' Association. Mr. Pollock graduated from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences in Business Administration and has received an honorary Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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