Western Management Consultants (WMC)
the intersection of can and do

Toronto Team


Robert Turner


Areas of Expertise

  • Change Management & Organizational Development

  • Governance

  • Leadership Development, Assessment & Coaching

  • Strategic Management & Planning

  • Talent Management & HR Management


Robert’s career has taken him to both sides of the table as Governance/Talent Management consultant and a seasoned Human Resources executive. He brings forward a multi-industry and multi-geographic (Canadian, North American and Global) perspective.

As a consultant, having held Partner level responsibility with Mercer Canada, Robert has worked with a range of clients: CEOs and their CHROs and/or Board Chairs and their Committees in both public and private companies – large organizations and start-ups. This leveraged the work done as an HR executive where he held a mix of interim and permanent positions at Arthur J. Gallagher Canada, Alberta Heath Sciences, Symcor, Descartes Systems, Canadian Tire, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble.

At WMC, his core practice is governance oversight and developing customized people management approaches to help leaders deliver their business strategies and manage change. These approaches and programs include performance management, succession planning, executive coaching, employee engagement, training / development and total compensation / rewards programs.
Born in the Gaspe, Quebec; Robert was raised in Toronto and has worked in Toronto, Montreal and Edmonton. He earned his BSc at the University of Toronto, his MBA at The Ivey Business School, his co-active coaching at CTI and his ICD.D certification at Rotman.

Robert sits on the Advisory Board of 2 start-up organizations and sits on the Executive Committee and Chairs the Finance and Human Resources Committee on the Board of Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. He also enjoys downhill skiing at the TSC, road biking with the Collingwood Cycling Club and golf through Clublink.

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