Mark Porter

Executive Vice President, People & 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.