Cargojet names Dhillon and Porteous as Co-CEOs

Cargojet founder and CEO Dr Ajay Virmani will move to the role of Executive Chairman with Pauline Dhillon and Jamie Porteous taking over as Co-CEOs.

The move will take place on 1 January 2024 with Dr Virmani continuing to play an important role in the company by focusing on strategy, strategic customer partnerships, acquiring assets, corporate governance and acting as a mentor for emerging talent.

The company says the move allows Dr Virmani to use his experience and industry knowledge to guide the board and senior leadership team.

Both Dhillon and Porteous have been with Cargojet since its inception in 2001, serving in a variety of roles.

Dhillon has led several functions including marketing, brand, government relations, human resources, legal, facilities, operational efficiency and commercial operations, leading to her current role of Chief Corporate Officer.

Porteous has served in roles including sales, customer relations, operations, network planning and design, and investor relations, and most recently as Chief Strategy Officer.

Commenting on the new roles for Dhillon and Porteous, Dr Virmani says, “Their complementary skillset, long-standing dedication to our organisation along with unwavering focus on our team, customers, and stakeholders makes them the ideal strategic successors to lead us into a new era of innovation and growth while continuing to provide a seamless service to our customers.”