Mark Porter

Executive Vice-President, People and Culture, WestJet


Mark Porter joined WestJet on October 26, 2015 as Executive Vice-President, People and Culture. Mark's arrival at WestJet is a return to the aviation industry. He worked at Bombardier as an aircraft engineer before transitioning to a role in human resources.

Mark's career has also included work at powerhouse Canadian companies. As Chief People Officer at Molson Canada, he played a key role in the Molson Coors merger, and he spent almost a decade as Senior Vice President of Human Resources with Shaw Communications.

While he has many high-level professional accomplishments – which gives credit to the people surrounding him – Mark is proud to sit on the volunteer board for STARS Ambulance. STARS offer time, hope, and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients. In 2016-17, STARS flew 3,022 missions, carrying critically ill or injured patients.

Mark's favourite WestJet destination is Dublin, Ireland. Given that Mark comes from Ireland, perhaps there is a bias.

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