Campbell Wilson, who was chosen by Tata Sons to lead Air India, has resigned from his current role at Singapore Airlines (SIA).
“This afternoon I informed the management team and your union leaders of my resignation from Scoot and the SIA Group,” Wilson said in a statement sent to Scoot employees on May 13.
“It’s especially hard to leave Scoot which, in two chapters, I’ve had the honor and pleasure of nurturing – with a wonderful, wonderful group of people, past and present – from a simple spreadsheet to, between others, the best long-haul low-cost airline in the world,” Wilson said.
Tata Sons announced on May 12 the appointment of Campbell Wilson as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Air India.
Wilson, 50, has 26 years of aviation industry expertise in full-service, low-cost airlines. He is the founding CEO of low cost airline Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA).
Referring to his appointment at Air India, Wilson said: “It is a fantastic opportunity to lead a historic airline, now owned by the Tata Group, to new heights, and I am grateful to embark on this exciting challenge. with the full blessing of the SIA leadership team.”
Wilson began his career as a management trainee with SIA in New Zealand in 1996. He then worked for SIA in Canada, Hong Kong and Japan before returning to Singapore in 2011 as founding CEO of Scoot, which he led until 2016.
Wilson then served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SIA, where he oversaw pricing, distribution, e-commerce, merchandising, brand and marketing, global sales and corporate offices. airline overseas, before returning for a second term as CEO of Scoot in April. 2020.