Who’s on the move: September 11, 2023

by Inside Logistics Online Staff


The WestJet Group has appointed Benjamin Smith and Álex Cruz as vice-chairs of its Board of Directors, and Lisa Durocher to the Board. Smith is the CEO of Air France-KLM where he has served since 2018. Smith had a career for more than two decades at Air Canada, where he held a number of increasingly senior positions most recently as president, airlines and chief operating officer.

Cruz started his career at American Airlines in Dallas and later founded low-cost airline Clickair. He then merged it with Barcelona-based Vueling and eventually drove its acquisition by International Airlines Group (IAG). In 2016, he became the chairman and CEO of British Airways where he served until 2021. Cruz also serves on the board of Recaro, PortAventura World and several travel tech start-ups.

Durocher was most recently CEO of Rogers Bank and executive vice-president, financial services of Rogers Communications. Durocher joined Rogers in 2016 becoming chief digital officer later that year. Before joining Rogers, Durocher spent more than a decade at American Express where she held senior leadership positions across digital product and technology development, loyalty program management, strategy execution as well as global advertising and marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfred Laurier University and serves on the Board of Fortis Inc.

Schneider National

Darrell Campbell will join Schneider National, Inc. on September 30, 2023, as executive vice-president and CFO. Campbell will succeed Steve Bruffett, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Bruffett will remain with the company until the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition. Before joining Schneider, Campbell was group vice-president for JM Family Enterprises. Previously, Campbell served as CFO of Carnival Cruise Line, leading all finance functions, as well as sourcing, supply chain and risk management. He also served as corporate treasurer of Carnival Corporation. Prior to Carnival, Campbell gained experience working with publicly traded Fortune 500 companies while working as a partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Campbell earned a Master of Arts degree in International Business from the University of Florida, and a Master of Accounting degree from the Florida International University, and he holds a Certified Public Accountant license.