Robert Groves has been a Member of the Employment Standards Tribunal since 2004. Mr. Groves is a member of the faculty in the Okanagan School of Business at Okanagan College, where he teaches courses in Business Law, Industrial Relations, and Employment Law. He is also a lawyer practising employment law in Kelowna, having been called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1980. He is a mediator and arbitrator, and is a member of the Mediate BC Civil Roster, the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute, and the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre.
Mr. Groves is a past Co-Chair of the Okanagan Sub-section of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Section of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, as it then was. He served for several years as a member of the executive of the Kelowna Bar Association, and as President in 2003-2004. He has been a director of the BC School Personnel Association, the Kelowna Museums Society, and the YMCA-YWCA of the Central Okanagan. He is currently serving as a Governor of the Law Foundation of BC, representing Yale County.