As President of both Engine and WCRS, Robin co-led the management buyout from Havas in 2004.
He started out by setting up a student advertising agency while still at Cambridge University. A copywriter for a number of agencies, he co–founded Wight Collins Rutherford Scott with Peter Scott in 1979.
Robin has been Chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Charter for Business, for which he was awarded a CVO in the 2000 Birthday Honours. He was also the Chairman for Arts and Business. Robin founded the Ideas Foundation, identifying and nurturing creatively gifted young people from ethnic minorities through the award of Creativity Scholarships. He was also a Founder of plotr, the Government backed website to help young people into work.
Recently he has been studying the way the brain processes communications and authored “The Peacock’s Tail and the Reputation Reflex: The Neuroscience of Art Sponsorship”.
Despite a 32 year commitment to marketing BMW, Robin rides a Boris Bike every day.