At age 26, Robert MacLeod changed jobs, packed up his belongings and said good-bye to his life in New Brunswick. His mission: criss-cross Canada as leader in sales for McCain Foods. For a small-town boy with powerful family connections to New Brunswick, the experience was challenging but deeply formative — his first entry point into the rich, multi-cultural world of global business. But as he moved up the ladder, taking on increasingly senior leadership positions within the company, Robert couldn’t escape the sense that despite the wonderful experiences the world had to offer, there was no place like home. Today, as leader of Invest New Brunswick, the newly-minted crown corporation responsible for investment attraction in that province, Robert MacLeod is bringing the world to New Brunswick’s door. And when it comes time to decompress, he picks up a paintbrush, and gets to work on his labour of love — a 176-year-old heritage home in Sussex, New Brunswick.

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Anna Stuart
Anna Stuart , MBA, FCPA, FCMA, FCMC
Managing Partner
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Interviewed by Anna Stuart, vice president, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette — Atlantic Canada’s leading recruitment and human resource consulting firm. This Leader’s Insight conversations was published in Atlantic Business Magazine.