Penny Rae

Chief Information Officer, Alberta Health Services

Over the last two years, Penny Rae has been leading the Information Technology department at Alberta Health Services (AHS), as the Chief Information Officer (CIO). Prior to that role, she was the Senior Vice President Capital Management, responsible for the physical infrastructure that supports Alberta’s health care system.

Also a professional engineer, Penny has held senior leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. Penny has extensive experience in strategic planning, operations, auditing, negotiations, consulting, and staff management. Prior to joining AHS, Penny worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers for 10 years, jointly leading their Operations and Projects – Performance Improvement Group for Alberta. She helped her clients deliver more than $30 billion in projects and improved service delivery and efficiency in their operations and supply-chain functions.

As CIO, Penny oversees the AHS IT department, sets direction and coordinates IT service delivery across the province. She is building a team that will deliver results by aligning IT and business goals with a focus on three strategic themes: strengthening the foundation, optimizing operations and transforming care.