Mr. Forbes is a recently retired partner of the national law firm, Miller Thomson LLP. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master of Law degree from London School of Economics, in London, England. He has considerable experience in corporate governance, financial institutions regulation and acquisitions and mergers. He also has experience as an external director on boards of various types of companies. He was recently appointed Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. Robert joined Heartland's Board of Directors on April 21, 2017.