Robert Patzelt

Robert Patzelt


Deputy Chair 

Appointment Date 

July 2018 


  • Development and Succession (Chair) 
  • Investment
  • Key Performance Indicators 
  • Governance and Policy


Robert Patzelt, Q.C., ICD.D, is a recognized long-time business leader and volunteer who has been actively involved with organizations such as the Canadian Bar Association, Scouts Canada, the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, the Northwood Foundation, and Hope Cottage. He has been awarded both the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals for his tremendous service to Canada.

A leading business executive, risk management expert, and corporate lawyer, Robert is also a sought after consultant in the areas of governance, strategic planning, and change management, and he is an award winning public speaker. In 2010, he was named co-chair of the Premier’s Council on the Economy.

Robert resides in Halifax with his wife Tracy and they have four children.

"The Roman philosopher Cicero said that “the safety of the people shall be the highest law”.  It is an honour to serve the people of Nova Scotia in this most important endeavour."