Board of Directors


Robert Bathgate
Global Vice President, Next Move Group LLC
Phone: 8883902751

Robert (Bob) Bathgate is the Global Vice President of the Next Move Group LLC. He has 38 years of experience in the field of economic development, trade and tourism in the private and public sectors. Robert undertook his post-secondary education at the University of South Florida and the University of Detroit. He has held senior management positions with the Birchmere Resort, the Province of Ontario and the States of New York, Tennessee and Ohio. Robert also served as Chief of Staff for the Honourable Dr. P.B. Rynard, MP at the House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario.

Robert has served on Boards of 16 volunteer and professional associations including Founding Chair of the Council American States in Canada, Honourary Chair of the Canadian International Trade Association, President of AmCham Canada (U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Canada), President of the Kiwanis Club of Toronto and President of the T.P. Loblaw Charitable Trust.  He is a member of Rotary International (Paul Harris Fellow), the Naval Association of Peterborough, Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA), and the Vancouver Board of Trade.  Robert was recognized on June 24th, 2014 for his 30 plus years of volunteer work for the Toronto Board of Trade, including cross-border activity on its International Trade Committee. 

Bob is in his 6th year as Chair of the Past President's Council of AmCham Canada. Robert and his wife Lynn have two sons and one daughter.

The Next Move Group LLC  is international in its scope offering global site sourcing, merger and acquisition activity as well as executive search for senior level corporate leaders. Currently, its clientele represents growth companies from North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.