Robert Eardley

Robert Eardley is a retired Senior Director at Air Canada with over 30 years of business experience. He was Co-captain of the Air Canada Ride to Conquer team for 9 years while raising over $1M during this time. In his various roles at Air Canada, Robert has significant expertise in building and operating strategic business alliances and IT digital transformations. He led the Air Canada team responsible for successfully negotiating a 7 year strategic Information Technology $1.4 billion agreement and leading both its Innovation teams, and the airline's IT operations excellence program. Robert previously was a Senior Product Manager for AC’s International flights to/from the UK. He has considerable experience building strategic relationships, both commercial, and with its IT partners – having led the AC team responsible for the first Air Canada/United Airlines and Air Canada/Lufthansa airlines successful agreements – leading to the foundation of Star Alliance, the world’s largest and most comprehensive global alliance. Robert was also VP Sales and Marketing for a Quebec start-up, focused on Loyalty and Digital solutions for Retail and professional sports such as the Florida Marlins of MLB and the Florida Panthers of the NHL. Robert is an avid cyclist and skier; he has a BA, a professional certificate in photography, and an MBA from the John Molson School of Business.
Robert Eardley