Robert was appointed to the Aukett Swanke Group Plc Board in March 2018, retaining the role of Managing Director – International. He graduated with a diploma and master's degree in Architecture from Sheffield University becoming a qualified Architect during his 6 year career with Milton Keynes Development Corporation. In 1987 Robert became a founding member of Swanke Hayden Connell's London office joining its Board in 2002, becoming Managing Director of the UK and Europe group in 2005. His 35 years of property and construction experience covers many sectors in the disciplines of master planning, architecture, interior design and workplace consulting. He now plays a key role in evaluating ASG's businesses and senior management teams, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance initiatives across all geographic locations, and continues to play a key role in the development of the Group's operational strategy across its three geographies comprising the UK, Europe and the UAE.