Charles Rate is retired professional engineer with more than 40 years of experience in project management, engineering and construction on major crown projects in the defence and telecommunications sectors and on 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 Operations and Maintenance (O&M) division, and promoted to Executive Vice-President. He was 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. Mr. Rate recently retired as Executive Vice-President of SNC-Lavalin.
Mr. Rate has an honors’ Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom and is a professional engineer, registered in Ontario. He is a member of the Institute for Corporate Directors and sits on several boards and committees, including Niagara Health.