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New general counsel for WestJet

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 10:51 AM | By John Chunn

WestJet announced that Angela Avery will be joining the airline as executive vice-president, general counsel and corporate secretary starting Feb. 17.

According to the airline’s press release, Avery will be responsible for all aspects of WestJet’s legal and compliance functions. In addition, she will play an important role in working with WestJet’s board of directors, Onex and other key stakeholders.

“Angela is a highly skilled leader with comprehensive legal experience who will help WestJet fulfil our global strategy,” said president and CEO Ed Sims. “We welcome Angela at a crucial time and look forward to her guidance on some of our most important projects. We are fortunate to have her join our talented team.”

Avery has extensive transactional, regulatory and compliance background and brings more than 25 years of legal and business experience to WestJet. She joins WestJet from Athabasca Oil Corporation where she was general counsel and vice-president, business development. She previously held senior roles with ConocoPhillips and her international experience includes an appointment to the United Nations to litigate war reparations.

She is a member of the bar in Alberta and New York.