After receiving his degree from Waterloo and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario (now Western University), Rob MacIsaac practiced law before dedicating his career to public service, providing strategic leadership in municipal government, regional transportation, post-secondary education, and healthcare.
In February 2014, he became the President and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences, one of the largest and most comprehensive research hospital systems in Ontario. Prior to that, he served as President of Mohawk College from 2009 to 2014, leading the largest campus renewal project in their history.
In 2006, Rob was appointed the first executive Chair for Metrolinx, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area transportation authority. During his three-year tenure, he led the development of “The Big Move” – the most extensive transit expansion plan in Ontario’s history. From 1997 to 2006, he served two terms as Councillor and three consecutive terms as Mayor of the City of Burlington. During that time, he helped redevelop Burlington’s waterfront, and led the development of Ontario’s Greenbelt.