Robert serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer of J. D. Irving, Limited (JDI), a diverse family owned company founded in 1882. JDI has operations in Canada and the United States, and its 15,000+ employees are engaged in a spectrum of business segments, including forestry, construction, shipbuilding, transportation, and a range of consumer products.
Robert spent three years at Hyde, entering as a sophomore in the fall of 1970. When he graduated in 1973, his tenure at the school was summarized at his commencement as follows: “The name Rob Irving has come to stand for sincerity, diligence, and good humor at Hyde School.” He has carried these three qualities with him ever since.
After Hyde, Rob continued his education at Canada’s Acadia University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and was elected class president.
In addition to his responsibilities with JDI, Robert is also president of the Moncton Wildcats, a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League franchise. Active in a number of causes in the Maritime Provinces, Robert lends his expertise to The Moncton Hospital, the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute, and the University of Moncton.
Robert resides in Moncton, New Brunswick, with his wife Jill and their four grown children.