Robert is Chairman of Euroclear UK and Ireland Limited, The Law Debenture Corporation PLC and Phoenix Spree Deutschland Limited. He was a governor of Rugby School for 13 years, the last nine as Vice-Chairman.
He worked as an investment banker (corporate finance) for over 30 years, advising a wide range of clients, particularly in the financial services’ sector. He retired as a partner of Ondra Partners in 2017. From 2010 until 2015, he was Managing Director, and later Senior Adviser, at Lazard. He was Director-General of The Takeover Panel from 2007, on secondment from Lexicon Partners, where he was Vice Chairman. Previously, he was Co-Head of the Global Financial Institutions Group and Head of German Investment Banking at Citi, which acquired Schroders’ investment banking business in 2000. He joined Schroders in 1985 after qualifying as a solicitor with Clifford Chance in 1984.