Robert Espey


Bob Espey is a transformative leader with a proven track record of delivering on a company’s strategic plan while maintaining a strong focus on teamwork, business integration and growing shareholder value. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Parkland Fuel Corporation (“Parkland”), Canada’s largest and one of North America’s fastest-growing independent marketers of fuel and petroleum products. Bob joined Parkland in 2008 as Vice President, Retail Markets. No stranger to acquisitions, he has welcomed over 20 companies to Parkland, tripling the size of the organization over the last five years.

In 2016, Mr. Espey received the prestigious Leaders Award by Business in Calgary Magazine.

Bob holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Royal Military College and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. He has also spent four years in the Canadian Navy as a commissioned officer.

Selected Achievements

  • In 2016, Mr. Espey received the prestigious Leaders Award by Business in Calgary Magazine.
  • Helped lead Parkland to become Canada’s largest independent fuel distributor.


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Royal Military College.
  • Masters in Business Administration, Ivey Business School – University of Western.

Industry Experience

  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Parkland Fuel Corporation (2011 – present).
  • Chief Operating Officer, Parkland Income Fund (2010 – 2012).
  • Vice President, Retail Markets, Parkland Income Fund (2008 – 2010).
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, FisherCast Global Corporation, in charge of worldwide sales, marketing and operations (2005 – 2008).
  • Vice President, Algonquin Automotive, a tier one automotive supplier (2003 – 2006).
  • Six years in London primarily with Computer Sciences Corporation in the strategy and change management practice assisting many multinational clients.
  • Partner with What If Impact, an innovation consultancy firm working with many multinational corporations.