Bob Plamondon


     
     



     
     
    Bob Plamondon FCA is a consultant, operational leader, policy specialist, writer and historian with expertise in the fields of: 
    • Performance management
    • Operational reviews 
    • 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, and a business case and operational plan for the proposed School of Government
    • A senior strategic function for 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; 
    • Extensive array of policy and research studies, most requiring innovative methodology and political sensitivity;  
    • Numerous public sector "business case projects, including one that led to the transformation of Revenue Canada into the Canada Revenue Agency and another for a new central library; and, 
    • Critical involvement in the design and implementation of the GST, successfully navigating some of its more challenging policy issues. 
    Bob a heureusement travaillé en français sur un grand nombre de ces projets.

    Bob's passion for Canada was evident in the 2002 nation-wide "Hay West" relief effort in aid of drought-stricken western farmers, where he had financial and operational responsibilities. He wrote a book about the experience 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.  

    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. 

    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 serves 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.

    Bob is a graduate of Carleton University with a Masters of Management Studies and a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in marketing.  He ran for Parliament in 1988 as a Progressive Conservative. 
     

    A frequent media commentator, speaker, writer and op-ed contributor on national and local issues, Bob is active in his community having served numerous community organizations and boards. In 2014 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Capital Commission. The father of four children, Bob has also completed numerous marathons and triathlons.

     
     
    Please contact Bob at bob@bobplamondon.com
     
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