Robin has been an outstanding leader in the accounting profession for over 40 years.
He became a CA in 1969 while articling with Coopers & Lybrand, and subsequently joined the firm's tax group. After a brief foray into industry, Robin returned to public practice in 1977, launching a sole proprietorship. Three years later, he co-founded the firm that has since evolved into Manning Elliott - now one of the largest firms in the Lower Mainland.
Along the way, Robin has given back to the profession through his participation on over a dozen ICABC task forces and committees, 15 years of service on the Discipline Tribunal, and three years of service on Council, which included a 2002-2003 term as president. He was also a longstanding member of both the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners.
A dedicated volunteer in the community as well, Robin currently serves on the boards of the Audain Foundation, the Audain Museum Foundation, and the Order of St. John Palliative Care Foundation. His past contributions include serving as president of the Arthritis Society of BC and as a board member of the Central City Foundation, the Vancouver Lawn and Tennis and Badminton Club, and the UBC Alumni Association.
Robin was elected to the ICABC Fellowship in 1991.
This profile originally appeared in the February 2015 Member Recognition Supplement of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia, published online at www.bccpa.ca. It is republished with permission. Photo by Kent Kallberg Studios.