Air Canada announced the appointment of
Robert E. Brown as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, effective today.
“Bob`s extensive experience in the aviation industry will serve Air
Canada well as we work to restructure the airline. I have known Bob for many
years and I look forward to working closely with him,” said Robert Milton,
President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Brown will replace John Fraser as Chairman of the Board on
May 13, 2003. Mr. Fraser will continue as a member of the board until his
retirement to take effect at the next Annual General Meeting. The date of the
next Annual General Meeting is under review.
“We are grateful for Jack`s dedication and enormous contribution to this
company since privatization,” said Mr. Milton.
Mr. Brown was President and CEO of Bombardier Inc. from 1999 to
December 2002. He held various senior positions during his career at
Bombardier, including President and CEO of Bombardier Aerospace Group-North
America in 1992, with responsibility for Canadair, Learjet and deHavilland. In
1996, he was named President and CEO of Bombardier Aerospace. Prior to joining
Bombardier in 1987, Mr. Brown held various senior positions with the federal
government of Canada.
Mr. Brown joined Air Canada`s Board of Directors on March 12, 2003.