Member Highlight

Mr. Rob Coghlan

President & CEO, Coghlan's

Rob Coghlan is the president and CEO of Coghlan’s Ltd, a third generation family owned company. Rob joined Coghlan’s Ltd in 1979 and has worked in all areas of the company that was started in 1958 by his father Norm Coghlan in a small retail store located in downtown Winnipeg . Rob is a life […]

Read More
Member Highlight

Mr. Rob Coghlan

President & CEO, Coghlan's

Rob Coghlan is the president and CEO of Coghlan’s Ltd, a third generation family owned company. Rob joined Coghlan’s Ltd in 1979 and has worked in all areas of the company that was started in 1958 by his father Norm Coghlan in a small retail store located in downtown Winnipeg .

Rob is a life long Winnipegger  and has been actively involved  in various community organizations and events in the city and the province, currently sitting on the boards of Take Pride Winnipeg as well as The Frontier Center For Public Policy.

Married [Sandi] with two daughters [Natalie, Cailey], Rob’s interests include rec league hockey [Winnipeg Winter Club], golf [St Charles C.C.] along with tennis and downhill skiing.  Rob and Sandi  enjoy time with family and friends at their Lake Of The Woods Cottage .

Rob is a true believer in Winnipeg, its people, and the life it has afforded him and his family “I wouldn’t want to call anywhere else home” is a statement often used.

Coghlan’s Ltd

Coghlan’s Ltd owns and operates leading brands in the Outdoor Industry, with distribution in 30 countries around the world .

From humble beginnings in a small retail store located at 285 1/2 Fort St [currently Yoga Public] Coghlan’s has grown in to be a world leader in the outdoor recreation industry with brands Coghlan’s, Gear Aid and Mawaii .

Coghlan’s Ltd is based in Winnipeg Manitoba, with offices and distribution centers in Winnipeg  , Minneapolis MN., Bellingham WA., and Walsrode Germany.

FROM THE CHAIR

Welcome to the Business Council of Manitoba.

I am privileged to have the opportunity to serve as chair of the Business Council of Manitoba following other successful and accomplished chairs. Since our founding in 1998 our members, the CEOs of Manitoba is leading businesses, have contributed to making Manitoba a stronger province.

The Council, now in its third decade, will continue to fulfill its mandate to speak out on major policy issues and to advance non-partisan advice, fresh ideas, and policy positions on matters of importance to our members and our province.  On a regular basis we meet with the most senior leaders in all levels of government to lead discussions on innovative solutions to make Manitoba an even better province.

Members of the Business Council believe that it is the investments they and others in the private sector make that will create sustainable long-term growth, jobs, and prosperity all Manitobans seek. We know success is achieved by working in partnership with governments on the public investments that support economic growth, and just as importantly to improve the quality of life we enjoy in Manitoba.

As a Council we recognize that our office is located on Treaty One lands, the original territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Lakota, Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Metis Nation and wish to recognize and honour all Treaties.  The Business Council is proud of the many relationships it has formed, and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

The Business Council is dedicated to making Manitoba a better place to live, work and invest.

We are accessible through LinkedIn and Twitter @bizcouncilmb.


Darryl Levy

Chair

FROM THE PRESIDENT

I am very honored to have been entrusted to be only the third President and CEO in the history of the Business Council of Manitoba.

The Council, established in 1998, is proud of its record of accomplishments, offering a constructive, non-partisan voice on major challenges and opportunities for Manitoba and Canada. I look forward to working with our members and our key stakeholders in building on our past successes and continuing to contribute towards realizing the full potential of our great province.

Our membership, through private sector investments and working in partnership with various levels of government, is focused on sustainable long-term growth, jobs and prosperity for all Manitobans present and future.

We welcome inquiries from readers who are interested in the work we do and the opinions we hold. We recognize the value in building support for positive change to make our province more competitive as we look forward to future opportunities and challenges.

Our goal is simple, to provide fact based and innovative input into major policy issues focused on making Manitoba a place where all can live, work and invest in vibrant and healthy communities.

Please follow us on twitter and LinkedIn


Bram Strain

President & CEO