Rob is the executive vice-president at the Armco Group of Companies, a diversified and dynamic group with an emphasis on real estate development and other investments.
Prior to joining Armco, Rob was the senior director of taxation for Sobeys Inc, a leading Canadian food retailer and food distributor, where he provided leadership for the taxation function of Sobeys Inc and its parent company, Empire Company Limited (TSX: EMP.A). Rob began his career with Deloitte, where he held progressively senior roles in audit and tax.
He currently serves on the board of directors of CBC/Radio-Canada, Chartered Professional Accountants of Nova Scotia and the Fred C. Manning School of Business advisory board at Acadia University. Rob is a trustee of the CBC pension board of trustees and a member of the audit and finance committee of the Canadian Medical Association. He has previously served on various tax committees with CPA Canada and is a past board member of Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Greater Halifax.
Rob has lectured on taxation and contributed to the development of professional accounting education in Canada. He has lectured for CPA Nova Scotia and tutored the in-depth tax course for CPA Canada. In addition, he has taught taxation courses as a part-time faculty member at Dalhousie University and worked with the Atlantic School of Chartered Accountancy.
A graduate of Acadia University with a bachelor of business administration (Honours), Rob also holds a master of business administration degree from the Ivey Business School. He currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia with his wife and two daughters.