This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Rick Green, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, CHC Helicopter Corporation–Leading International IT Authority and Senior Executive.
As an invited expert on the judging panel for Canadian Business Magazine All-Star Execs Awards, recognizing the top executives in the country, I have the privilege of seeing the outstanding performance results of sector leaders from all parts of Canada. Rick’s valuable insights in this interview demonstrate what it takes to be the best CIO in the country. I’m planning a follow-up interview likely next year.
About Rick Green
A resident of British Columbia, Canada, Mr. Green has been employed by the CHC Helicopter Corporation for the past 22 years. He began as the Chief Accountant with a predecessor company, Sealand Helicopters Limited, and moved through increasingly responsible positions within the Corporation. In 1988, he was named the Assistant Corporate Controller. In 1993, he moved into an Internal Audit function until 1995 when he was appointed as Vice-President, Finance in the International division. He remained in this position until 2000 when he was appointed as Vice-President, Planning and Control. In May 2003, he assumed the role of Vice-President, Global Systems and Solutions. In May 2006, he was appointed as Vice-President and Chief Information Officer. In 2007, Rick received the "Top CIO: 2007" Award from Canadian Business Magazine.