Robert is an experienced executive with a track record of research, innovation and achievement in financial literacy and consumer protection.
Robert led the creation of MoneySmart - one of the world's leading financial literacy websites. His vision and project implementation have helped consumers and investors to make smart financial decisions that improve their lives.
Since 1987, Robert has been active in consumer protection, especially to improve government policies and industry practices so consumers get a fair deal.
His work has covered diverse areas including public policy, law, social research, financial planning, consumer communication and evaluation. He has long experience in both community and government sectors.
Adjunct Fellow, Macquarie University
Senior Financial Capability Specialist (P/T), World Bank
General Manager – Grants (P/T), Financial Literacy Australia
Senior Executive, Financial Literacy, Australian Securities & Investments Commission
Senior Manager , Consumer team, ASIC
Special Adviser, Consumer protection team, ASIC
Manager, Policy Division, NSW Department of Fair Trading
Member (P/T), Superannuation Complaints Tribunal
Deputy Director - Policy, Council of Social Service of NSW
Senior Policy Officer, Australian Consumers' Association (CHOICE)
Co-ordinator, NSW Community Legal Centres Secretariat
Financial Services Institute of Australasia , Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
Australian National University, Bachelor of Arts (1st class honours)