Born in Yellowknife, NWT, Bob is a graduate of the University of Alberta Faculty of Law and practiced law and was a senior partner with the respected Alberta law firm, Brownlee LLP, where he served on the firm’s management committee for many years. During his legal career of 25 years, Bob appeared in all levels of Court including the Supreme Court of Canada.
In October 2009, Bob assumed the position of Executive Vice-President of Rexall Sports & Entertainment for the Katz Group, a parent company of Rexall Sports and Entertainment and the Edmonton Oilers. He has since assumed the role of Executive Vice President of Edmonton Arena Corp and the Katz Group where Bob is heading up design and development of Rogers Place. Bob was also a member of the Negotiating Committee that put in place the Master Agreement with the City of Edmonton and the numerous ancillary agreements thereto.
As the Katz Group representative on the Project Leadership Team, Bob plays a lead role overseeing the design and construction of the Arena Area Facilities. Bob was also deeply involved in the Master Planning of the Arena District and rezoning of the arena lands. He is presently involved in overseeing the development permit and building permit process.
He currently serves on the One Edmonton Committee and on the Downtown Vibrancy Task Force and is a past member of the Winter City Think Tank.