Guest Speaker:  Rob Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Friday, September 24, 2021 - Time: 12:00 Noon to 1:15 PM
Rotary Virtual Meeting via TEAMS! 
Topic:  Parliament Hill Renovations
Host:  Robert O'Brien, Club Past President
 
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Biography
 
Rob Wright is the Assistant Deputy Minister responsible is leading the implementation of the Long Term Vision and Plan—the federal government’s strategy for the restoration and modernization of the Canada’s Parliamentary Precinct. His responsibilities also include the ongoing operations and maintenance of the Precinct to support the continued operations of Parliament and the Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council.
 
The current focus of the LTVP is the Centre Block—the centre Canadian parliamentary democracy and the most complex heritage restoration project ever undertaken in Canada—as well as redevelopment of Block 2. Block 2 is currently the subject of an international design competition and a central element of the broader plan to transform the Precinct into a modern integrated campus that meets the needs of modern .
 
Before assuming the role of Assistant Deputy Minister, Mr. Wright was the regional head of the Public Services and Procurement’s Atlantic Region, where he led the planning and delivery of a broad range of services and supported major initiatives, including the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Remediation Project. He has also held positions at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Privy Council Office.
 
Mr. Wright holds degrees from St. Thomas University in Fredericton and the University of Western Ontario in London. His areas of study included engineering, history, and leadership and governance.