WestJet Names Foster As New CIO

WestJet has appointed Tanya Foster as Chief Information Officer. Foster will join WestJet’s executive leadership on Jan. 9, 2023.

Foster brings over 20 years of IT experience and forging links between business strategy and technology solutions to WestJet.

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.

Alexis von Hoensbroech, CEO of the WestJet Group, said: “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 Alexis von Hoensbroech, CEO of the WestJet Group. “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.”

Foster joins the airline from Shaw Communications, where she served as Vice-President, Enterprise Solutions and Strategic Delivery. During her time at Shaw Communications, she partnered with business stakeholders to drive topline revenue, create business efficiencies and manage business risk through delivery of modern technology solutions.

Commenting on her appointment, she said: “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,” said Foster. “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.”