Kevin C. Howlett
Senior Vice President, Regional Markets
Kevin Howlett was appointed Senior Vice President, Regional Markets in September, 2013. In this role, Kevin has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of Air Canada’s regional operations and the relationship with current and future regional carriers operating on Air Canada’s behalf. Based in Vancouver, BC, Kevin also works to strengthen the airline’s North American regional business and community relationships. In addition, and on an acting basis, Kevin holds senior responsibility for the Government Affairs portfolio.
Previously, Kevin had been Senior Vice President, Employee Relations, responsible for the human resource and labour relations functions at the airline, including strategic support to the business units, organizational alignment and strategy, talent management, recruitment programs, employee and occupational health services, employee development, and total rewards, including pensions and benefits. With more than 35 years of related experience in the airline industry, Kevin also had responsibility for liaising with all unions representing 85% of Air Canada's workforce. Prior to joining Air Canada, he held the position of Vice President, Labour Relations with Jazz Aviation. In addition he held the title of Vice President, Labour Relations & Human Resources at Canadian Airlines International.
Educated at the University of Prince Edward Island and at Dalhousie University, Kevin holds the CHRP (Certified Human Resource Professional) designation. In addition, he is a board member of Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) and the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre Foundation. Kevin is also a member of ACELD International Advisory Council (Africa Canada 2013 Emerging Leaders Dialogue) and he holds the Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D) from the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University.