Directors and Officers
Joseph D. Randell
Director of Chorus and its predecessors or subsidiaries since January 24, 2006.
Joseph (Joe) Randell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chorus Aviation Inc., a corporation which owns Jazz Aviation, Voyageur Aviation and Chorus Aviation Capital. He is an entrepreneur who has devoted the last 35 years shaping the landscape of the regional aviation industry in Canada and beyond. Convinced of the opportunity to fill a niche for regional travel following deregulation, Mr. Randell was a founder of Air Nova in 1985 and served as its President. In 1999, he led the consolidation of Air Nova and Air Alliance, the eastern based Air Canada regional carriers. Under his direction, the further consolidation of Air Ontario, Air BC and Canadian Regional Airlines led to the creation of Jazz Aviation. Jazz is Air Canada’s primary supplier of regional flights under the Air Canada Express brand, or approximately 74% of Air Canada’s regional network. Mr. Randell’s vision of a diversified Chorus became a reality in 2015 with the acquisition of Voyageur Aviation and the establishment of Chorus Aviation Capital in late 2016. Chorus provides a suite of regional aviation services to customers around the world, with a workforce of over 5,200 employees. Mr. Randell is a Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation, and the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Airlines Council of Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering Degree with distinction from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Memorial University in Newfoundland. In 2015, Dalhousie University presented Mr. Randell with an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree.