The Board of Directors of Chorus Aviation (Chorus) has released that Joseph (Joe) Randell plans to retire as President and Chief Executive Officer, in the first quarter of 2023, following the company’s reporting of its 2022 year-end results. His retirement will follow a 37-year leadership career in regional aviation. Upon Randell’s retirement, Colin Copp will be appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Chorus.
Copp has been the Chief Operating Officer of Chorus and President of Chorus Aviation Services, including Jazz Aviation and Voyageur Aviation, since March 2019. Previously, he was the President of Jazz Aviation. He has been with the company and its predecessors for over 30 years, with leadership experience in key roles across operations, administration, and labour relations.
Copp holds a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration, is a Certified Negotiator and Chartered Mediator and holds a designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D). He is currently a Board member of the Air Transport Association of Canada and the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada.