Coal Association of Canada
As a 4th generation coal miner who has spent over 30 years in the industry, Robin Campbell understands the issues facing coal from the inside out. Starting his mining career in 1973, and transitioning specifically into coal in 1979, he has held positions ranging from loader operator to various executive postings. As former treasurer and President of the United Mine Workers of America Local 1656, Robin brings a local perspective and understanding of the challenges and opportunities that coal mining communities experience. He also served as a representative of the International Union of the UMWA and gained global perspective of the industry.
Robin has a strong passion for the outdoors and takes pride in the environmental record of Canada’s coal mining industry. He has been a registered fishing guide in the Jasper and Hinton, Alberta area for over 30 years and places tremendous value in the protection of our natural landscapes, rivers and lakes.
Robin also served as MLA for West-Yellowhead in the Alberta Legislature from 2008 to 2015. He was appointed to Cabinet as the Government Whip in 2010 and then served as Minister of Aboriginal Relations, Minister of the Environment and most recently as Minister of Finance and Treasury Board until May 2015. His experience as a public servant and insight into the workings of government translate well into his role at the Coal Association of Canada.
Robin accepted the role as President of the Coal Association of Canada in November, 2015 and is leveraging his decades of experience to help preserve jobs and ensure the coal industry remains an important part of our economy.