President and CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences
“Active transportation investment results in much more livable, interesting, vibrant cities”
Rob has been a champion for active transportation throughout his illustrious career. With extensive experience managing complex organizations and teams he has demonstrated a strong commitment to tackling systemic problems with innovative solutions, and is well known as a vital community builder. Formerly Metrolinx’s first Chair, Rob led the development and approval of The Big Move, the visionary and first ever multi-modal regional transportation plan for the GTHA.
Following these accomplishments at Metronlinx, Rob continued to champion alternative transportation by channeling his experience into the Mowhawk College Fennell Campus Renewal Project in his role as President. With active transportation improvements as a key priority in this project, the Campus was transformed by a multi-use pathway that connected it to surrounding neighbourhoods, the expansion and rebuilding of sidewalks and pedestrian crossings and most notably the repurposing of a former parking lot into a pedestrian plaza. In addition to these pedestrian improvements, Mowhawk implemented a bike loan program as well as sheltered bike parking to reduce the barriers to active transportation for students, faculty and staff on campus.
As the new president and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences, a medical centre comprising six hospitals and a cancer centre, he brings demonstrated leadership in implementing diverse initiatives to increase active transportation.