Rick Beauchamp - President of R.A. Beauchamp & Associates

R.A. (Rick) Beauchamp


Rick Beauchamp is president of R.A. Beauchamp & Associates, a local government and first nations consulting firm providing expertise in a wide range of professional services focusing on effective executive resource selection and management along with governance and service delivery excellence.

Rick is an accomplished generalist in all facets of executive management with extensive municipal and regional government experience (40 yrs.) in many management disciplines. An advocate of strategic thinking using vision to focus on developing effective corporate business plans that tie into the budget and service delivery performance measurement.

He has worked in 12 different public organizations and held CAO positions for over 10 years in some of the fastest growing local government jurisdictions in BC and has gained experience with five amalgamations and reorganizing of public bodies. He has considerable experience in financial management having held senior financial positions responsible for large operating budgets and major capital projects such as the mega dam project in Revelstoke and a number of multimillion dollar civic facilities projects. He has also been primary lead in many strategic exercises such as the Regional Growth Strategy for the Sea to Sky corridor, development of Corporate Business Plans, Visitor Strategies, Economic Strategies and Long Term Financial Plans.

Rick has worked extensively with First Nations over his career on many partnered initiatives including developing joint service agreements, emergency planning, transportation plans and has been actively involved for 10 years with treaty negotiations both at the rural and urban tables sitting on a technical treaty advisory working group for lower mainland municipalities and has been chief negotiator for developing master service agreements with First Nations.

He has extensive experience in governance and leadership development including participation on special provincial task teams and has been an active student of good governance principles and high ethical standards; instructed various business applications at local government training workshops and at community colleges; and developed local government training programs and championed re-instituting civics in the provincial education curriculum.

Rick also has a strong background in H/R development having re-structured many organizations developing human resource strategic plans which included labour negotiations, hiring practices, job evaluation, performance measurement, succession plans and human capital training development. He has authored articles on leadership and developed training modules for courses and has done training with Capilano College and the LGMA Municipal Administration Training Institute.

He is a lifelong learner who has worked with professional organizations all his life in developing leadership programs and training people within the local government. He is past president and life member of the Lower Mainland Local Government Management Association and an active participant for over 20 years with the parent Provincial LGMA body including publishing their quarterly newsletter and sitting on many committees. In 2008 received the "Distinguished Member Award" from LGMA for exemplary contribution to the local government profession.

Rick has a Masters in Business Administration (Information Management) and a Professional Chartered Secretary designation. He has taken numerous law, emergency planning, finance, and business management courses and completed the Provincial Instruction Certification Program and is a certified facilitator coach.