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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 […]

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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 board of Take Pride Winnipeg and previously 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 honoured to take on the role of Chair of the Board at the Business Council of Manitoba. Following the many past successful chairs, I look forward to bringing the same passion and dedication to advocating for Manitoba’s best interests.

The Council comprises Manitoba’s leading CEOs with shared vision and belief in our province. Since our founding in 1998, the Council has remained committed to collaborating with key stakeholders in Manitoba to lead, promote, and drive innovation and success. This joint effort between political, business, and community leaders has been instrumental in crafting policies that align with our mission of a stronger Manitoba.

We remain dedicated to non-partisan policy advocacy to all three levels of government regarding issues and advancements that affect our community’s success and well-being.

As incoming Chair of the Board, I am proud to lead the Council through this next chapter and look forward to being apart of making Manitoba a preferred place to live, work, and invest.

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.

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Mike Pyle

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.

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Bram Strain

President & CEO