Mr. Phillips is President and Chief Executive Officer of R. L. Phillips Investments Inc. Previously, he was President and CEO of British Columbia Railway Corporation from 2001-2004 and has served in senior executive positions with Husky Energy Inc., Dreco Energy Services Ltd., PTI Group, Inc. and MacMillan Bloedel Limited. Mr. Phillips presently serves on the board of several Canadian and US corporations, including Canadian Western Bank (chair), West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (lead director), Canadian National Railway, and Maxar Technologies Inc.
Mr. Phillips practiced corporate law for 15 years and holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Law from the University of Alberta. In 2017, Mr. Phillips was inaugurated by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) with the ICD Fellow designation (F.ICD).