Mr. Richard C. Smith
Chief Information Officer
Richard provides leadership and direction to the Information Technology (IT) division. IT is a critical enabler necessary for Canadian Blood Services to deliver its products and services safely and efficiently.
Richard joined Canadian Blood Services in June 2022, bringing decades of knowledge and insight in digital transformation, systems partnership and integration.
With a career that began in the law enforcement field, extending to the healthcare sector and then a school board setting, Richard is an experienced strategic and operational IT executive leader, with extensive technology and healthcare systems knowledge. He has successfully executed multiple IT business transformations to achieve operational excellence and drive value by leveraging technology to address strategic changes, digital transformation, and business performance through the adoption of technology outside of traditional office environments.
In addition to his rich experience in the field, Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Technology Management from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), as well as a Masters of Business Administration from University of Leicester.