Bob graduated for the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1962. After obtaining his business degree, where he was also president of the Commerce Undergraduate Society, he went on to work for Peat Marwick (now KPMG). While there, in 1964, he earned his CA designation. Not long after, UBC offered him an assistant professorship in the accounting division at the Faculty of Commerce. After teaching for two years, he went back to school and in 1967 moved to Berkeley with his wife Penny, also a UBC graduate, to pursue a PhD. He returned to teach at UBC in 1971.
Bob returned to public practice in 1974 with Peat Marwick, was elected partner in 1976 and provided audit and consulting services through to 1987. At that time he joined a client in the resource sector and has been active in that sector ever since. Bob has played a big part as a director for a number of public mining companies such as Amerigo Resources ltd., B2 Gold Corp., Eastern Platinum Ltd., Nevsun Resources, and Western Copper and Gold Corp. Bob was elected a “ fellow “ by the B.C. Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1994 and more recently received their Lifetime Achievement award.
Bob also served from 1999 to 2011 as director to the Pacific Salmon Foundation. He now sits as a director emeritus and continues to be active in the Foundation. Not only has Bob given his time, expertise and passion to the Foundation, he is also a major donor.
To sum it all up, Bob is the epitome of hard work. He will tell you though that it’s not all work, his fun includes spending time at his Sunshine Coast recreation home, fitness, golf, fishing, travelling and hanging out with his grandchildren.