Charles Rate is Executive Vice-President of SNC-Lavalin responsible for the company’s Operations and Maintenance division. With over 30 years of leadership roles, he is also President of SNC-Lavalin O&M, and is responsible for leading one of Canada's largest operations and maintenance services providers.
His career has spanned from Project Manager and Director of Engineering and Construction on major crown projects in the defence and telecommunications sectors to infrastructure development projects in Canada, Asia and Europe. His experience is further complemented by a wide variety of design, construction, and operations and maintenance activities in mission critical environments and facilities.
In 2007, he was named President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin O&M and promoted to Executive Vice-President, responsible for SNC-Lavalin O&M’s conventional outsourcing and P3s in the real estate, power generation, defence, industrial and transportation sectors including financial management, corrective and preventive maintenance, operations, project management, energy and environment management, and logistics support. At the same time, he was appointed to the Office of the President.
Mr. Rate has an honors’ Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom and is a professional engineer, registered in Ontario.
Mr. Rate also sits on a number of boards and committees, including Habitat for Humanity Toronto Chair’s Advisory Council, as well as the boards of PROTRANS BC and CANCAP.