Glen Copping is responsible for financial services, general counsel & legal services, facilities, Business Initiatives and Support Services (BISS), patient flow improvement, internal audit, supply chain & logistics and decision support. He also serves as the Executive Lead for VCH’s residential care and home support strategies.
Glen is a natural collaborator with a history of leading and bringing out the best in large, multi-disciplinary teams. He is results-driven and articulate in describing that results are about more than the bottom line. Before joining Vancouver Coastal Health, Glen was with the Microsoft Corporation, where he served in a number of senior finance roles and most recently as Senior Finance Director for Manufacturing Supply Chain and Information Services.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Glen worked for Nortel Networks, a multinational telecommunications and data networking manufacturing company. Among his responsibilities there was combining 23 accounts payable locations across North America, re-engineering processes and bringing them together in one location.
Glen began his career as an engineer after earning his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia, and an MBA from Simon Fraser University. His career path evolved to include accounting and successively senior positions in the United States, but Glen enthusiastically returned to Vancouver in September 2013 to take up his current position of Chief Financial Officer and VP of Systems Development & Performance.