CJ Ritchie

CJ is a recognized change leader who has served as British Columbia’s Associate Deputy Minister and Government Chief Information Officer since January 9, 2018.

In her 23 years in government, CJ has been instrumental in championing a number of multi-ministry strategies that address some of government’s most complex challenges and opportunities. These include leading the economic development strategy for government and the first #BCTECH Strategy to support and accelerate the growth of B.C.’s technology sector.

CJ’s strong track record also includes successful delivery of several large-scale transformation initiatives, such as the creation of the Strategic Partnerships Office to provide corporate leadership to a $5.8-billion portfolio of the Province of B.C.’s high-value business process and technology contracts.
CJ has a deep understanding of government and its services, having built her career working in both strategic and operational roles. Since 2008, she has held various Assistant Deputy Minister posts in the Premier’s Office, the Ministry of Jobs Trade and Technology, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services.

CJ holds a master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University, two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Victoria in social work and psychology. She has also completed courses in advanced negotiation at the Executive Education program at Harvard Business School.