CANADA announces President and CEO retirement
October 22, 2020 – Ottawa – NAV CANADA today announced the planned
retirement of Neil R. Wilson as President & CEO, effective January 30,
Neil Wilson has been President and CEO
of NAV CANADA since January 1, 2016. He joined the Company in 2002 as Vice
President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and was promoted to
Executive Vice President, Administration and General Counsel in December 2012.
“The Board and I would like to thank
Neil for his outstanding service as our Chief Executive Officer over the last
five years and throughout his career at NAV CANADA,” said Marc Courtois, Chair
of the Board of Directors of NAV CANADA. “With a focus on people and thanks to
his exceptional leadership, NAV CANADA remains a world leading air navigation
service provider and is well positioned to navigate the unprecedented
challenges facing the aviation industry today.”
Neil Wilson leaves behind a legacy of
contributions to the aviation industry, including the recent deployment of
space-based ADS-B air traffic surveillance technology that will make air travel
safer and more efficient for generations to come.
“The Board of Directors, Executive
Management Committee and all employees wish him well in his well-earned
retirement,” said Courtois.
A successor will be announced by NAV
CANADA in due course.
About NAV CANADA
NAV CANADA is a private, not-for-profit company, established in 1996, providing air traffic control, airport advisory services, weather briefings and aeronautical information services for more than 18 million square kilometres of Canadian domestic and international airspace.
The Company is internationally recognized for its safety record, and technology innovation. Air traffic management systems developed by NAV CANADA are used by air navigation service providers in countries worldwide.
For further information, please contact:
Manager, Media Relations
Media Information Line: 1-888-562-8226