Effective immediately, Lyell Farquharson, Vice-President, Sales, will no longer work at WestJet.
"Our business is continuing to evolve, and as such we have made a leadership change," Lauren Stewart, media relations manager for WestJet, told PAX this morning. "Lyell has been a valuable member of our team and we wish him well."
Important to note
As WestJet seeks to recruit a permanent replacement for this position, the following members of its Commercial Leadership team will cover all key sales areas.
Brian Znotins, vice president, network, schedule planning and alliances will now also oversee the sales strategy and distribution and travel support teams, with Peter Kelava, director, sales strategy and distribution and Tim Paul, senior manager, sales planning, and business development team reporting to him.
Richard Bartrem, vice president, marketing communications will now also oversee both the corporate sales, sgency sales and business development groups, with John Pease, director, corporate sales, Jane Clementino, director, agency sales, and the business development team reporting to him.
A WestJet representative has stated that the company is actively searching for a permanent vice-president, sales.