Over the many years of Rob’s stellar career, clients have benefited significantly from his inventive and brilliant problem-solving.

Read more →Don Lidstone
Don LidstoneManaging Partner, Lidstone & Company

He’s one of those people out in front of everyone else saying ‘this is where we need to go’ - and it’s not because it makes sense, but because we have to at a moral and ethic standpoint.

Read more →John Alan Jack
John Alan JackHuu-ay-aht First Nations Executive Councillor / Chair, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

Rob helped us move from managing poverty to managing prosperity.

Read more →Robert Dennis Sr.
Robert Dennis Sr.Chief Councillor, Huu-ay-aht First Nations

Rob’s capacity margins are very wide. He is very bold, brave and quite strategic. Rob is someone that is able to grab your attention and hold it. Before you know it, he is leading the way.

Read more →Trudy Warner
Trudy WarnerFormer Executive Director, Huu-ay-aht First Nations

His intellect, knowledge, humour, caring and warmth combined with unshakeable dedication to his clients have led to them achieving their visions and objectives.

Read more →John Dumbrell
John DumbrellPrincipal, Urban Systems

Rob Botterell managed the most thorough and effective process of public consultation I have ever witnessed.

Read more →Darrell Evans
Darrell EvansFormer President and founding Executive Director BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

Rob’s guidance in managing the complexity of such a diverse group of communities and regional districts and their politicians and staff was invaluable.

Read more →Heather Avison
Heather AvisonCAO, City of Terrace

Rob is a master at strategic multilateral negotiations and community engagement on major issues.

Read more →Lydia Hwitsum
Lydia HwitsumFormer Chief of Cowichan Tribes

Rob is masterful at pulling together and leading a multidisciplinary team to tackle complex issues.

Read more →Kim Baird
Kim BairdFormer Chief Of Tsawwassen First Nation

Incisive, indefatigable, persuasive, and resourceful. These are high compliments and not lightly earned.

Read more →Robert McCullough
Robert McCullough Principal, McCullough Research

A Happy Warrior for

First Nations

Rob Botterell

Lawyer, Negotiator, Change Master

Sidney, British Columbia, Canada



  • First Nations
  • Local Governments
  • Sustainable Forestry
  • Social Services

  • Fighting Injustice
  • Housing
  • Law, Legislation & Policy

A Happy Warrior

Character of the Happy Warrior

Rob often describes himself as a happy warrior. This name is taken from the famous poem by William Wordsworth.

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Always Watching

In accordance with traditional protocols, Huu-ay-aht First Nations honoured Rob with the name, Naacałuk. Which, in english, translates to always watching.

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Passionate and Informed 

Rob Botterell is a change master who faces complex, challenging issues head on with insightful, outside the box solutions.

20 Years of Dedication

For over two decades Rob has tenaciously fought the good fight to ensure client’s interests come first.

Tackling The Big Issues

Rob achieves incredible results for his clients on the big issues of the day. His work as a happy warrior has meaningful impact.

Connected and engaged