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WestJet Group Announced Harry Taylor as Interim President and CEO

The WestJet Group recentlhy announced that Harry Taylor will assume the interim role of president and CEO, with a transition period taking place between late November and mid-December of this year. Current CEO Ed Sims announced his retirement on June 09 of this year.

Harry Taylor joined WestJet in 2015 as executive vice-president and chief financial officer. During this time, he led the airline's inaugural US bond issue, negotiated the purchase of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Boeing MAX aircraft, and was instrumental in the sale of WestJet to Onex. Through the pandemic, Taylor led the finance team in managing WestJet's liquidity to ensure sustainability with little to no revenue coming in.

While Taylor serves as interim CEO, Jennifer Bue, WestJet's current cice-president, finance planning and analysis will serve as interim CFO. Blue joined WestJet in 2008, and has held various leadership roles in corporate planning, treasury, and accounting, and was head of finance at Swoop. Prior to WestJet, Blue worked at Deloitte and at RBC in equity research.