Rob MacIsaac

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Rob MacIsaac
26th Mayor of Burlington, Ontario
In office
Preceded byWalter Mulkewich
Succeeded byCam Jackson
Personal details
Robert Scott Alexander MacIsaac

(1962-02-05) 5 February 1962 (age 60)
Hamilton, Ontario
OccupationPresident and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences
Known forLocal Public Service

Robert Scott Alexander "Rob" MacIsaac (born 1962) is the president and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences,[1] a medical group composed of six unique hospitals and a cancer centre located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Family and early life[edit]

MacIsaac was born on February 5, 1962 at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton to Rita and Archibald (Arch) MacIsaac. He has two older brothers.

In 1987, MacIsaac severed part of his C5 vertebrae after diving into shallow water while camping. He recovered, but has reduced neck movement.

MacIsaac married Anne Wood and had two daughters: Sarah and Catherine.[2]


MacIsaac completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Waterloo in 1984 and received a law degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1987. He was called to the Bar in 1989.[2]

Professional life[edit]

On November 6, 2008, Mohawk College announced MacIsaac as their new President.[3] MacIsaac remained the president of Mohawk College until January 31, 2014 and he assumed his new role as President and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences on February 1, 2014.[4]

MacIsaac is the former chair of Metrolinx, the provincial planning agency responsible for the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton.[5]

MacIsaac is a former mayor of Burlington, Ontario. He was first elected to Burlington city council in November 1991. MacIsaac served two terms representing Ward 1 at city and regional councils. In 1997, he was elected Mayor of Burlington and was subsequently acclaimed for two more terms. In March 2006, he did not seek re-election.

On October 12, 2006, Ontario Minister of Transportation Donna Cansfield nominated MacIsaac to be Chair of the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority, which is now known as Metrolinx.

During his term as Mayor of the City of Burlington, MacIsaac became involved in several growth management initiatives for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

As a member of the Ontario Smart Growth Panel, he chaired the sub-panel responsible for developing a growth management strategy for Central Ontario. This work proved influential in the Province's Places to Grow Plan.

MacIsaac subsequently chaired a Provincial task force that established the founding principles for a permanent greenbelt for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

MacIsaac is Honorary Chair of the Carpenter Hospice, a residential hospice in Burlington that he helped found while still Mayor. He is on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and Canadian Urban Transportation Association (CUTA).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Frketich, Joanna (Oct 31, 2013). "Mohawk's MacIsaac takes top job at HHS". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b Wells, Jon (1 Feb 2014). "Feature: Former Mohawk College Pres. MacIsaac begins new role leading HHS". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  3. ^ Hemsworth, Wade (20 November 2008). "Farewell to Hamilton; Mohawk president exits with kind words for city". Toronto Star. p. A1. Retrieved 7 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Hamilton Health Sciences Appoints Rob MacIsaac as President and CEO". CNW Group. October 30, 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Rob MacIsaac, Chair, Metrolinx". Metrolinx. Retrieved 7 September 2010.