Robert Tremblay has been with Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) for the past 14 years; for nine of those years, he worked in the Communications department developing and leading a number of road safety initiatives.
He has been responsible for a wide range of research activities, ranging from public opinion and market research to major academic research projects related to road safety. When Robert was appointed Director of Research in 2009, in addition to the road safety portfolio he already held, he assumed responsibility for the policy development of IBC’s climate change adaptation initiatives.
As part of the adaptation to climate change file, Mr. Tremblay is leading IBC’s development of the Municipal Risk Assessment Tool. When completed, this innovative software package will contain current geological and hydrological data to help municipalities and decision-makers identify areas that are at risk for severe water damage.
He currently sits on the advisory committee to the National Round Table on the Economy and the Environment, is Chair of the Conference Board of Canada’s Council on Climate Change Adaptation, is a member of both the Atlantic and Ontario Regional Adaptation Collaboration steering committees and is the IBC representative on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction.
In his spare time, Mr. Tremblay serves as an officer in the Canadian Army, Primary Reserves of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry regiment.
He has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Public Administration from the Université de Moncton.