Rob graduated with an honours degree in Economics from Glendon College in Toronto, in 1973. He completed a master’s degree in economics from Queen’s University while working for the federal Employment and Immigration Commission in 1980.
Rob started AEC with his friend and colleague, John Struthers (now retired) in 1981. The focus of the company’s work always has been in labour market matters.
Rob has been very much involved in the development of lifetime earnings models and models of household allocation of time and money resources, for use in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He was a member of the Law Reform Commission committee which, in 1994, produced a report proposing standardized tax gross-up and management fee methods of calculation.
Rob has an abiding interest in all things that float. He continues to live afloat with his wife, Anne, in the home in which they raised their two sons. He is between sailboats at the moment, a situation he hopes to be able to rectify in the not too distant future by spending a little less time at work and a little more time outdoors.