Director, External Relations and Corporate Development
Bob Purdy, Director of External Relations and Corporate Development, joined the Council in 1998 following a successful career in the international high technology industry.
A senior member of the Council’s executive team, Mr. Purdy is responsible for communications, fund development, strategic partnership development and selected programs. From 1993-1998 Mr. Purdy was a senior executive with ESSA Software Ltd., a Vancouver-based provider of GIS-based environmental impact assessment software, most recently as Vice President, Sales & Marketing. From 1983-1991 Mr. Purdy served in various senior sales executive positions with Digital Equipment Corporation, Mobile Data International Inc., and Motorola Inc., including an international assignment as Country Manager, Australia for Motorola.
At the Fraser Basin Council, Mr. Purdy has managed a number of initiatives involving multiple stakeholders on topics such as Aboriginal economic development, sustainable community planning, debris management and sustainable purchasing. His skills and experience include conflict resolution, multi-stakeholder process design and facilitation, public speaking and project management.