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Rob oversees Co-operators commitment to building a sustainable, resilient and financially secure society for Canadians and their communities. Delivering on the organization’s strategy, he directs its ongoing evolution from an insurance-focused company to a holistic financial-services provider – one that offers multi-line insurance and investment products, and personalized advice.

As a strong advocate of co-operative values, Rob believes that the way to foster Canadians’ financial strength is to invest in communities, so they can better withstand and recover from social, economic and environmental challenges. That’s why he has guided the company’s investment of more than $2.69 billion – 23.6% of its total portfolio – into impact investments. And, as a founding director and member of the Partners for Action Advisory Board, and as a board member of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, he leads flood-resiliency efforts across the country.

On the global stage, Rob is the Chair of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) and its charitable foundation, and is a member of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) Steering Committee. He also shares his expertise nationally on the boards of both the Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF) and Équité Association.

Rob holds a BA with distinction in Theoretical Mathematics and an M.Sc. of Applied Statistics from the University of Guelph. He also holds a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation.