Robert Palter

North York General Hospital Board of Governors

robert palter

For the last 28 years, Robert has been employed at McKinsey & Company in Toronto. He is currently a Senior Partner at McKinsey and is its Managing Partner for Canada. As the Managing Partner for McKinsey’s Canadian operations, he is responsible for all aspects of McKinsey’s operations across 1200 people in offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.

Robert has also been responsible for leading several of McKinsey’s global practices. From 2000 to 2010, he founded and ran McKinsey’s Institutional Investor practice where he worked with some of the leading pension plans globally on issues of strategy, investments and value creation. From 2010 to 2019, Robert founded and ran McKinsey’s Global Infrastructure practice where his work focused on helping governments and investors execute PPPs as well as deliver large, complex infrastructure projects on-time and on-budget. From 2019 to 2022, Robert founded and ran McKinsey’s real estate practice where his work focused on bring advanced analytics to real estate and successful real estate development.

Robert earned an M.B.A. with Ivey Scholar Distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (with Distinction) in International Relations from the University of Toronto. Robert was also named Canada’s Top 40 under 40 in 2006.

In the past, Robert was a Board member of the A.G. Bell Association, UJA Federation of Toronto, Centre for Jewish Education and Alpine Canada. He is an avid alpine skier, road cyclist and sailor.

Robert is married to Barbara, a teacher for children with hearing impairments. They have two children, Samantha (23) and Noah (19).