Clive Beddoe is a founding shareholder and until recently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of WestJet airlines. In September 2007, Clive was appointed WestJet Chairman having previously held the roles of President and Chief Executive Officer. Clive has been instrumental in making WestJet one of the most successful airlines in recent aviation history.
Clive’s keen business acumen has shaped the development of WestJet’s corporate culture, executive team, and strategy. A true entrepreneur, Clive’s strong background in financial planning and strategic management was gained through several successful real estate and plastics enterprises.
Mr. Beddoe was appointed Chairman of the Board of SQI Diagnostics in April of 2015. SQI Diagnostics is a diagnostics company that develops the most advanced multiplexed tests and automated systems for customers who need to measure a wide variety of biomarkers in blood or other common sample types.
Mr. Beddoe served as a director of the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) from 2008 to 2013, which is one of Canada’s largest and most diversified institutional investment managers with more than $90 billion of assets under management.
Mr. Beddoe has been the recipient of honorary degrees from the University of Calgary and Wilfred Laurier University and was appointed the 2010/2011 Jarislowsky Resident Fellow in Business Management at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. In 2012, Mr. Beddoe was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame and, in 2013, he was inducted into the Calgary Business Hall of Fame.