Robin was appointed Deputy Director – Education and Australian Capability in 2011. He was responsible for the development and implementation of the Centre’s education and alumni program.


A mining engineer by training, Robin has over 30 years of experience working in and around the resources industry. Various roles in industry and academia have taken him to mining regions and operations around Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific.


Prior to joining IM4DC, he was based at The University of Queensland’s Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), where his work focused on the application of risk management and valuation processes to the area of sustainable development and minerals industry. He was also responsible for the development and co-ordination of CSRM’s Education and Training Program, including the Graduate Program in Community Relations for the Resources Sector, which has attracted international interest and students from around the world.


Robin holds a Master of Technology Management and Master of Engineering Science from The University of Queensland, and a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) from Imperial College, London.