Charles Rate is Executive Vice-President of SNC-Lavalin responsible for the company’s Operations and Maintenance (O&M) division. His career includes project management, engineering and construction roles on major crown projects in the defence and telecommunications sectors and on infrastructure development projects in Canada, Asia and Europe. He has extensive experience in the implementation of social and transportation infrastructure P3 projects across Canada. As President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin, O&M he is responsible for SNC-Lavalin O&M’s conventional operations and maintenance activities and P3s in the real estate, power, airport, industrial, marine and transportation sectors including asset management, operations and maintenance, project management, energy and environmental management, and logistics support. Charlie is a Professional Engineer, registered in Ontario and is a member of the Institute for Corporate Directors. He sits on a number of boards and committees, including West Park Healthcare Centre, as well as the boards of Protrans BC and CANCAP. Charlie is a resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake.