Charlie Rate is a retired Executive Vice-President of SNC-Lavalin. His career of over 40 years included 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. In his role, he was responsible for the company’s Operations and Maintenance (O&M) division. He has extensive experience in the implementation of social and transportation infrastructure P3 projects across Canada. He is a Professional Engineer, registered in Ontario and is a member of the Institute for Corporate Directors. He has served on numerous boards and committees, including West Park Healthcare Centre, where he served as Chair.