As the CEO of a boutique advisory firm, Robert guides clients through complex strategies, including collaborative infrastructure development and digital transformation. He provides governance to the public sector as chair of the Metrolinx Real Estate Committee responsible for transit-oriented communities and chair of the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority, responsible for Ontario’s transition to a circular economy.
He previously served as chair of the Toronto Port Authority, a federal agency consisting of the Ports of Toronto and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, where he was responsible for critical and concurrent infrastructure development, community and environmental sustainability projects that helped make Billy Bishop one of the most successful urban airports in North America.
As a Senior Advisor to members of the federal Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce from 1992 to 1999, Robert was involved in regulation and corporate governance practices of institutional investors and crown institutions.
Robert holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Robert was appointed to the Order of Ontario in recognition of his continued commitment to creating an environmentally sustainable and community-oriented province. The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest civilian honour, reserved for Ontarians whose contributions have shaped – and continue to shape – the province’s history and place in Canada.
Away from work, Robert enjoys time at the family cottage in Ontario’s Muskoka region near Algonquin Provincial Park.