Robert (Bob) Burns is married to Margaret and they have three children and six grandchildren. He is a Chartered Accountant and was engaged in public practice as a partner in the firm Burns Sieber until 2008. 

After retiring from this practice Bob has practiced in the field of forensic accounting and litigation support on a part time consultancy basis.  

Bob was a member of the St Vincent de Paul Society’s State Council for six years prior to his election as State President in July 2014. He served on various committees including the Finance Committee, Governance Committee and State Centres Board. He is actively involved in his local Parish in Morley WA and enjoys time with his family and is a keen reader and AFL fan.