Rob has 18 years’ experience leading high profile searches for mid-cap organisations in a diverse range of industry sectors, and for professional services firms, government organisations and industry associations.
His recent work in senior executive and board search spans technology, manufacture, aged care, management consulting, infrastructure such as ports and water, facilities management, mining services, financial services, and sports & entertainment.
Rob commenced his executive search career with Cordiner King in 2002 (until 2016). During that time, he was appointed to the global board of Amrop, one of the world’s largest networks of executive search firms with around 80 offices in 40 countries, of which Cordiner King was a member firm. He also served as Amrop Vice Chairman for 7 years and as Amrop’s Asia Pacific Chairman for 7 years.
Previously, Rob was a Partner of PwC Consulting. He advised clients in a range of industries throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States on strategy and customer relationship management. During his career Rob has had three separate stints with PwC totalling 12 years.
From 1995–1999, Rob was with the AXA Group; initially with a national customer service responsibility, then based in Hong Kong as General Manager with profit responsibility for superannuation and business insurance products. Concurrently, the Hong Kong Government appointed him as an independent specialist adviser in their successful launch of compulsory retirement savings plans.
Rob commenced his career as an auditor, then as a Financial Controller and Company Secretary in manufacturing, before joining Myer Grace Bros as General Manager Customer Service with responsibility for customer service delivery of around 30,000 people in more than 70 Australian department stores.