- Member, SickKids Board of Trustees
Robert (Bob) Weese retired from GE Canada in 2011 after 22 years as Vice President of Government and External Relations. In that role, he dealt with federal, provincial, and municipal governments in support of GE’s Canadian businesses. Bob joined GE in 1989, initially on a senior executive exchange program from the federal government, where he had been an Assistant Deputy Minister in Supply and Services Canada. Prior to joining the federal government in 1982, he had held senior management positions with the Government of Saskatchewan and had been a caucus research officer in the Canadian House of Commons.
Weese has had extensive involvement in business and community organizations. He has served on the Boards of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Canadian Foundation for the Preservation of Chinese Treasures, the Eye Research Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Light Source, a national research facility based in Saskatoon. He has also been a member of the Principal’s Advisory Council at the University of Toronto Mississauga and Chair of the Canadian Intellectual Property Council. Weese has been involved with the Career Bridge Internship Program and was very active for many years in the United Way of Peel Region, serving as General Campaign Chair in 1997. He is currently on the Board of the Science Teachers Association of Ontario. His community service has been recognized with a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and with an Ontario Volunteer Service Award.
Weese joined the SickKids Board of Trustees in 2011.