CHC Helicopter Appoints Joan Hooper Chief Financial Officer
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (
Sep 29, 2011
CHC Helicopter said today that Joan Hooper has been named senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of the world's largest helicopter-services company.
Ms. Hooper, a former senior finance executive at companies including Dell and AT&T, succeeds Rick Davis, who stepped down as CHC's CFO in early August.
William Amelio, CHC's president and chief executive officer, said Ms. Hooper's experience, insight and leadership will be invaluable as the company plans and implements a transformation of its global business.
is an exceptional finance executive," said Mr. Amelio.
Ms. Hooper has led finance organizations for Dell Global Public and Americas business units, and previously oversaw corporate finance and was the chief accounting officer for the company.
Before Dell, she was executive vice president and CFO of FreeMarkets, an innovative provider of procurement tools and services, which she helped take public in 1999 in a highly successful IPO.
At AT&T, she held a variety of senior finance positions.
Ms. Hooper earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Creighton University, and a master's degree in business administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
has earned public and management accounting certifications.?