Robert was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in June 2014 and he sits on the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.  He became Chairman on 1 January 2015.

He was a partner in City of London law firm CMS Cameron McKenna for over 20 years and was the firm's Managing Partner from 1994 to 2001. He ran the CMS alliance of European law firms from Brussels and latterly Frankfurt from 2002 to 2008.

Robert is now a Director of OmniaLegal Limited, a Bath based company operating a web portal to deliver commoditised legal services. He also sits on the Board of Trustees of Cobalt Health, a medical charity based in Cheltenham and is a Trustee of the Bath Philharmonia orchestra.

He lives in Bath and is a keen bridge player, golfer, theatre goer and Bath Rugby season ticketholder.