Robert Tennant is the retired founding Partner in FOTENN Consultants, an urban planning and design firm with clients and projects across Canada.
Robert has a successful career in real estate and urban planning for over 40 years. Prior to establishing FOTENN he held senior positions with The MacDonald Group of Companies, Shenkman Corporation and Creson Corporation. He has always viewed the role of the arts as a key ingredient to successful city planning.
Robert has a long history of community involvement and support of the arts. He has a special interest in voice and choral music and has been a member of several Canadian choral groups. He was appointed to the board of National Capital Commission in 2007. He is a Volunteer Advisor of CESO (Canadian Executive Service Organization). He was the Co-Chair for the CIP/OPPI National Conference, the President of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club, and Co-Chair of Politics and the Pen, an annual fundraising event for the Writers Trust of Canada. He served on the NAC’s Capital Planning Committee from 2014 to 2020. Robert has established a Voice Award Scholarship at The Schulich School of Music at McGill University.
Robert lives in Ottawa and is bilingual. He joined the NAC Foundation Board of Directors in 2021.