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Astley, Robert M.
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Robert M. Astley (1944 - ) was President of Sun Life Financial, and member and Chair of the Wilfrid Laurier Board of Governors. Astley received his BSc from the University of Manitoba. He began his career with Mutual Life of Canada in 1966. With the exception of three years as a pension consultant in Toronto, he spent his entire 38 year career with the Company, where he has held numerous positions, including Director, President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer. At Wilfrid Laurier University he served as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Business and Economics, Chair of the Board of Governors, and Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council. In 1996, he received an honorary degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.