Robert Campbell is the Director of Aboriginal Services for Meyers Norris Penny LLP. Through a career spanning 25 years Robert has held senior posts within Government, Corporate and Aboriginal sectors. Past positions included Vice President of Corporate Development for Tribal Councils Investment Group of Manitoba Ltd. (TCIG). Prior to TCIG involvement Robert was the Provincial Coordinator of Community Development Corporations, Community Works Loan Program and Community Roundtables on behalf of the Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Department.
On an independent basis Robert operated Aboriginal Business Information Services, a boutique consulting company that provided economic and business development support related to initiatives within the Aboriginal and Corporate community. In addition, Robert has worked as an economic development advisor and officer with various organizations. Some involvements include Governmental Liaison to the Manitoba Chiefs Agreement Advisory Committee, National Development Officer to the INAC’s Community Economic Development Branch, National Director of Aboriginal Affairs & Economic Advisor to the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), and National Director to the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (Cando). Some present and past board and committee positions include such organizations as Manitoba Law Society, Cando, St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation, Assembly of First Nations Economic Experts, Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association (CAMA), Special Procurement Initiative on Aboriginal Business, CCAB Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program (PAR), Canadian Aboriginal Portal, Manitoba Aboriginal Business Network, to name a few.
Through these unique experiences Robert has become a facilitator, motivational speaker and emcee at many conferences, youth gatherings and corporate events. This specialization has also lead Robert to being a guest lecturer at several Canadian universities, colleges and high schools. Mr. Campbell is from the Kinosao Sipi Cree Nation (Norway House) and has worked extensively throughout Canada.