Bob has a uniquely broad experience in all aspects of regulatory matters, having advanced his way through Government of Canada regulatory agencies from a technician level to senior management. Over his 37 year he worked in laboratories, field inspection offices, district and regional specialist and managerial positions and over the last 15 years of his career in senior management positions in Ottawa, Canada. He left government as an Assistant Secretary in his last role for 5 years as the founder, chief strategist and lead for the implementation of the Canadian side of the Regulatory Cooperation Council between Canada and the US. He held Assistant Secretary positions at the Privy Council Office of Canada as well as the Treasury Board Secretariat after leaving the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as Vice-President in 2005. He has extensive hands-on experience in government to government regulatory matters and the interface between industry and government. He was the lead for Canada's renegotiating for market access with over 40 countries after the BSE crisis in 2003, has worked through a steady stream of domestic, North American and international issues related to regulatory matters and was Canada's representative at the WTO-IPPC. Bob is recognized for his strategic and practical approach in developing solutions and leading through challenges. He has a BScA (Food Science) from the University of Manitoba, an MBA from the University of Ottawa for which he was the recipient of the award of Academic Excellence, and is a Certified Management Consultant.