Robert Taylor LVO enjoyed a 30-year career with Shell Canada Limited and in 1993 became President until his retirement in 1996. He also worked for Shell International Petroleum Company in London UK for 3 years where he was responsible for Shell operating companies in East and West Africa. He was a Governor of the Glenbow Museum in Calgary from 1991 to 1997 and a Director of Alberta Theatre Projects located in the Calgary Centre for the Performing Arts.

As an independent businessman since 1997, Mr. Taylor served as a Director of Pembina Pipeline Corporation for 15 years, was an operating officer an d Director of Turbodyne Technologies Inc. and continues as a Director of McTAY Holdings Ltd. a private land development company.

In 1980, he was a member of The Duke of Edinburgh Commonwealth Study Conference and then co- founded the Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conferences which continue to be held every 4 years. In 2009 he helped form the Emerging Leaders' Dialogues Canada.