Campbell Wilson, who was chosen by Tata Sons to lead Air India, has resigned from his current position at Singapore Airlines (SIA).
“This afternoon, I have informed the executive team and your union leaders of my resignation from Scoot and the SIA Group,” Wilson said in a May 13 communique to Scoot staff.
“Leaving Scoot was especially difficult, and in these two chapters I’ve had the privilege of growing Scoot with an amazing group of people past and present, from mere spreadsheets to many other things, the world’s best long-haul, low-cost airline company,” Wilson said.
Tata Sons announced on May 12 the appointment of Campbell Wilson as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Air India.
Wilson, 50, has 26 years of aviation industry expertise with full-service and low-cost airlines. He was the founding CEO of low-cost carrier Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA).
Referring to his appointment to Air India, Wilson said, “This is a fantastic opportunity to lead this historic airline, now owned by the Tata Group, to new heights and I am delighted to be able to provide a great opportunity for all staff Blessings to embark on this exciting challenge. SIA management team.”
Wilson started his career as a management trainee with SIA New Zealand in 1996. He then worked for Singapore Airlines in Canada, Hong Kong and Japan before returning to Singapore in 2011 as the founding CEO of Scoot until 2016.
Wilson then served as SIA’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, overseeing pricing, distribution, e-commerce, merchandising, branding and marketing, global sales and the airline’s overseas offices, before assuming the role of Scoot CEO again in April 2020 .