Toronto Wolfpack Appoint Robert (Bob) Hunter as Chairman and Interim CEO
14/08/2019 by admin
Toronto Wolfpack is proud to confirm the appointment of Robert (Bob) Hunter as the Club’s Chairman and Interim CEO. He will be supported by the Wolfpack’s proven executive team on both sides of the Atlantic, headed up in the United Kingdom by Brian Noble MBE, Director of Rugby, and in Toronto by Jon Pallett, in his new role of Commercial Vice President in Toronto.
Over the course of his professional career, Hunter has provided leadership and helped shape the infrastructure in the development and operational performance for some of Canada’s most prominent sports and entertainment facilities. These include career stops at Ontario Place in Toronto, the 60,000 seat BC Place Stadium in Vancouver and then on to Expo ’86, Vancouver and Canada’s World’s Fair. In 1987, he returned to Toronto to provide direction and leadership on the $600M SkyDome Stadium project as Vice President of Operations and Fan Experience and was later promoted to President and CEO. In 1998, he became Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canada’s soon to be busiest arena, Air Canada Centre (now Scotiabank Arena). Hunter then oversaw the construction of BMO Field, home of Toronto FC and later theToronto Argonauts. In 2014, he moved into the role of Chief Project Development Officer managing major business and project opportunities as well as annual capital projects for all MLSE venues. Hunter retired from MLSE in January 2019 and opened a consulting practice serving both US and Canadian sports facility clients. He currently serves on the Boards of Athletica Sports Systems, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Association and the Deans Advisory Council at the University of Waterloo.
“With Bob’s experience and reputation in the Toronto sports market, I am confident that he is the right person to help build and increase our organizations’ foothold in the Canadian sports landscape. One of our goals is to improve and reshape our fan’s experience at Lamport Stadium and there is no one better than Bob to help lead us in that direction.” – David Argyle, Owner of Toronto Wolfpack.
“I feel very fortunate to be joining the Toronto Wolfpack at such an exciting time as the club is gearing towards their final push in our quest for promotion into the Super League, the UK’s premiership of Rugby League. I am here to support the Wolfpack on and off the field and to help them strive to continue to make a strong impact in the community while growing the sport of Rugby in Canada.” – Bob Hunter, Chairman and Interim CEO.