Bob Richardson

Director, Trans Canada Trail Foundation Board

Bob Richardson provides strategic public affairs counsel to large organizations in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.

Bob’s private sector experience includes roles as Executive Vice-President, Edelman Canada; Senior Vice-President, Ipsos Reid; Vice-President, Angus Reid Group; and President, Devon Group. He is presently Senior Counsel, NATIONAL Public Relations.

In the Ontario government, Bob served as Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Opposition and as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Colleges and Universities, the Minister of Natural Resources, and the Minister of Energy.

Active in the community, Bob chairs the advisory board of 111, home of Toronto’s community of tech scale-ups, and sits on the board of directors of both Canada Soccer and War Child Canada. In recognition of his community service, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Bob speaks English and French, is a graduate of Carleton University and lives in Toronto.

Bob joined the Trans Canada Trail Foundation Board in 2021.