Robert (Bob) Phillips is President of R. L. Phillips Investments Inc., a private investment firm (2001 – present) and was previously President and CEO of British Columbia Railway Corporation from 2001-2004. Bob practiced corporate law for 15 years and has served in senior executive positions with Husky Energy Inc., Dreco Energy Services Ltd., PTI Group, Inc. and MacMillan Bloedel Limited.
Bob serves on the boards of several public and private Canadian and US corporations, including Canadian Western Bank (chair and member of its Audit Committee), West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (lead director and chair of its Governance Committee) and Canadian National Railway (chair of its Audit, Finance & Risk Committee). He previously served on the board of Capital Power Corporation (EPCOR nominee from 2009-2013), as well as EPCOR Utilities Inc., Maxar Technologies Inc., Axia NetMedia Corporation, Dreco Energy Services Ltd., National-Oilwell Inc., Precision Drilling Corporation and others.
Bob received his Bachelor of Laws (Gold Medalist) and Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering (Hons) degrees from the University of Alberta and is a fellow and director of the Institute of Corporate Directors (chair of its Audit Committee).