Robert founded London Communications Agency and leads on a small number of clients including British Land, Brentford FC and Kings Cross. From 1999 to 2010 he was Chairman and Managing Director, in August 2010 Jonny Popper took over as MD and Robert remains Executive Chairman. Robert has an all-round corporate comms background which began in commercial marketing in the 1980s and broadened out into public affairs, media relations and issues management in the 1990s. Prior to setting up LCA he was Deputy CEO of London First, the business campaign group and London First Centre, the inward investment agency. Before London First, he was Head of Public Affairs for London Arts Board. For recent general, GLA and local elections he has been ITV London and LBC’s political analyst and regularly reviews the papers on BBC Radio London. He was Chair of the Mayor’s Thames Festival from 2012-2020, is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and listed in PR Week’s annual Powerbook.