Throughout Glen Frederick’s nearly 30-year career in risk management, he demonstrated an immeasurable and selfless commitment to giving back to the profession that he loved.
As an integral member of a senior management team within the Government of British Columbia, Glen helped to establish a benchmark for risk management programs among Canadian Provinces.
Glen and his team worked with government ministries, agencies and crown corporations to identify and select risk mitigation strategies that met broad government policies while minimizing risk. He was also very involved in analyzing the government's risk financing that included the development of both insured and self-insured programs.
In addition to the traditional risk management activities, Glen was responsible for launching an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) strategy that was implemented throughout the Provincial public sector.
Glen's team was also responsible for the successful application of an ERM strategy for the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. This process was critical as the Province was ultimately responsible for the success of the Games. He also provided risk management expertise to the Vancouver Organizing Committee and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The Vancouver Games were the first to utilize an ERM strategy. As a result of the success of this initiative, the IOC now requires all future Olympic Games to implement an ERM strategy with similar methodology.
Glen also contributed to the advancement of risk management education. He was an instructor for the Canadian Risk Management designation courses for more than 20 years at Simon Fraser University and Algonquin College.
His involvement with RIMS spanned 25 years. He served on the boards of the Manitoba, Canadian Capital Region and British Columbia Chapters for almost all of his years as a RIMS member. He was very active with the RIMS Canada Council over a nine year period, providing strong leadership in his role as chair, as well as other executive positions.
Glen was a member of the RIMS Nominating Committee for one-term and was selected to chair that committee the following term prior to being sidelined by illness.
Sadly, Glen passed away in 2013, just two years after winning the RIMS Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award and RIMS Donald M. Stuart, the industry’s highest-honor and Canada’s highest-honor for risk professionals respectively.
He is survived by his wife Alice, his sons Steven and Scott and his daughter-in-law Carolyn.