Now semi-retired, Robert has spent much of his career in the insurance industry; with specialization in transportation, surety environmental and waste management. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Toronto, (Scarborough, 1971) as well as several certificates in the field of property casualty insurance. Currently, Robert has served as a Director and Board Member with several companies in the insurance sector. He is Currently Chairman of Purves Redmond Limited and immediate past Chairman of Echelon Financial Holdings Inc.. As a respected business leader, Robert is dedicated to many community enhancement events and stewardship developments in his personal life. In July of 2007 Robert was diagnosed with Non-Invasive Bladder Cancer (Ta- G 3) and subsequently had two TURBTs . The last one was combined with Mitomycin C therapy and four rounds of BCG therapy – and he has been cancer free since 2008. Robert volunteered his time with Bladder Cancer Canada when he discovered our website and is now a Director and Treasurer with our board.