Robert is a Professor of Practice at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and Chair of RedR Australia and RedR International. His experience includes being a Director in the Arup Group for 37 years, being a member of the Arup Global Group Board from 2008 to 2014, Chair of Arup Group’s UK, Middle East, and Africa region from 2010 to 2013, and Chair of Arup Group’s Australasia Region from 2004 to 2010. He has lived and worked in the UK, HK, Papua New Guinea, Japan, and Australia. He continues to consult to Arup Group.
In 2012 Robert was made a Member of the Order of Australia AM for his services to Engineering, Business, Humanitarian Programs, and Athletics. In 2013 Robert was recognised by the University of New South Wales as International Alumni of the Year. In 2014 Engineers Australia awarded Robert NSW and later Australian Professional Engineer of the Year. In 2015 Robert was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering UK. In 2018 Robert was made an Honorary Fellow of the Engineers Australia. In 2020 he was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW.
He lives in Canberra with his wife Kerry. His two children and three grandchildren live in Sydney. Kerry and he enjoy (or used to enjoy travel) and driving his 1968 MGB.