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Biography

Robert joined Social Finance in 2016 and leads our work on reforming public services. He partners with public, private and third sector organisations to develop and implement business cases that have social impact. Robert has a particular interest in whole place systems, commissioning, and the role of predictive analytics and digital to deliver better outcomes.

Prior to Social Finance, Robert was a senior civil servant at HM Treasury and worked across a number of policy areas under four Chancellors. He has held leadership positions at the United Nations in New York, Department of Communities and Local Government, Westminster City Council and the National Infrastructure Commission. In 2013, he founded the Public Service Transformation Network, a cross-Whitehall unit that partnered with local government, communities and the wider public sector to test and scale outcome based delivery models.

Robert is a Board member of the New Local Government Network, Director of the Public Service Transformation Academy - a social enterprise the delivers a commissioning leadership programme, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He holds an graduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.