CHC Helicopter has appointed Joan Hooper as senior executive vice president (SVP) and chief financial officer (CFO) of the world’s largest helicopter-services company. 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. Doug Yakola, a senior advisor at McKinsey & Co, has been serving as interim CFO.
Hooper has led finance organisations 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 (EVP) 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.
Hooper earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Creighton University, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She has earned public and management accounting certifications.
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