Forests Ontario

About Forests Ontario

Board of Directors

CEO – Robert H. Keen, RPF

Rob Keen assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Forests Ontario in 2014, and is currently leading the organization in sustaining and generating new partnerships and revenues to support and achieve its re-greening mandate.

Keen is a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) who founded a forestry consultant business upon graduating from the University of Toronto in 1982. He has been involved in many facets of the forestry industry, primarily in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence forest region. Rob has provided forestry services to landowners, developed forest management plans on Crown and private lands, conducted wood supply and feasibility studies, led forest audits for the Forest Stewardship Council and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and fulfilled silvicultural contracts with the MNR.

Rob has also been an active member of the Ontario Professional Foresters Association since 1985, where he served as vice-president for two terms. He was a director and chair of the Algonquin Forestry Authority, served as a director for Maple Leaves Forever Foundation, director and president of the Ontario Forestry Association, and CEO of Trees Ontario from 2011 to 2014.

Phone: 416-646-1193 (x230)

Board of Directors

  • Steve Hounsell, President
  • Ian Buchanan, York Region
  • Margaret Casey, Secretary
  • Peter Johnson
  • Eric Solomon, Klasner and Solomon Chartered, Treasurer
  • Donald L. Macdonald
  • Steve Munro, Westwind Forest Stewardship
  • Tracy Smith
  • Kim Gavine, Conservation Ontario
  • Gail Beggs
  • Malcolm Cockwell, Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve