Rob G.C. Sobey is a corporate director. Mr. Sobey was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lawton’s Drug Stores Limited until his retirement in January 2014 after 25 years with Sobeys. He serves as a director of Empire Company, DHX Media Ltd., Norvista Capital Corporation and Stanfield’s Limited. Mr. Sobey sits on the Queen’s School of Business Advisory Board, the Tate (UK) Americas Foundation, and the Atlantic Council of the WWF. Mr. Sobey is Chairman of the Sobey Art Foundation and the D&R Sobey Scholarship Programs, and is an Honourary Chair of Ventures for Canada. He is Honourary Colonel of the 1st Field Artillery Regiment (RCA) for which he received a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Mr. Sobey previously served as Chairman of NSCC, Chairman of AGNS, Vice Chairman of NSCAD, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Queen’s University and Dalhousie University. Mr. Sobey holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Queen’s University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Babson Graduate School. In 2009, he earned the ICD.D designation.