Bob Plamondon



Bob Plamondon FCPA / FCA is a consultant and writer with expertise in the fields of:
  • Performance management
  • Change management
  • Governance
  • Public finance and public policy
  • Nation building
Bob's leadership and operational experience at the national and local level includes:
  • Transformation initiatives for the University of Ottawa, including a comprehensive review of the operating budget with the identification of $25 million in savings, a revamp of the management of campus facilities, a business case and operational plan for the proposed School of Government, and a certificate-based professional development institute 
  • A senior strategic advisor to the City of Ottawa, a $3 billion corporation, over a period of six years;
  • External evaluation of the governance of Canada's national debt under the shared authority of the Bank of Canada and Finance Canada; 
  • Governance reviews for Via Rail and EDC, as well as the organizational design for CIHR;
  • Key contributor to the single administration and harmonization of Canada's sales tax and corporate income tax systems and the lead role in public consultations on the federal-provincial Tax Collection Agreements; 
  • Public sector "business case projects: including for the transformation of Revenue Canada into the Canada Revenue Agency; new central library for the City of Ottawa 
  • Critical involvement in the design and implementation of the GST, successfully navigating some of its more challenging policy issues. 

In addition to serving as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for a number of consulting engineering firms, Bob has also taught at three Canadian universities at the undergraduate and graduate levels on a full and part time basis. He delivers an annual lecture on Canadian political history at McGill University.

Bob's passion for Canada was evident in his involvement in the 2002 nation-wide "Hay West" relief effort in aid of drought-stricken western farmers. He wrote a book about the venture to inspire others to do good work for the nation. He also led the initiative that led to the renaming of the Ottawa River Parkway in honour of Sir John A. Macdonald. 

His three bestselling books on Canadian political history have been critically acclaimed and have made an enduring contribution to our national understanding. Of note, he ran for Parliament in 1988 as a Progressive Conservative. 

Bob is a graduate of Carleton University with a Masters of Management Studies and a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in marketing.

In recognition of a distinguished career, the Institute of Chartered Accountants awarded Bob the designation of FCA. In 2012 Bob was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal for his contributions to the country. Bob also served on the Economic Development Committee of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and is a Director of the Ottawa Chapter of the Sir Winston Churchill Society.

In 2014 Bob was appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Capital Commission where he sits on the Executive Committee and Audit Committee. He is also on the board of the Ottawa chapter of the Sir Winston Churchill Society. 

The father of four children, Bob has also completed numerous marathons and triathlons.
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