Robert has an initial background in strategy and economic impact consulting with a major Australian consulting firm with operations in Asia, as well senior investment advisory and management roles in both a major bank and an international venture capital firm.
Subsequently, he was a strategic planning and new business development manager and director for several Australian based multinational corporations with operations through Europe, South East Asia and North America. He was also involved in the successful establishment of Optus, a second telecommunications carrier in Australia, and was a founding Board Director
His government experience includes the Executive Director role in a major government agency in digital transformation, and the establishment of an incubator for high technology start-ups with $13 million in Australian Government funding and further $80 million in co- investment . This has produced several successful exits and stock market listings.