Robert brings to MD Communications over 20 years of specialist media relations and corporate communications experience, acquired in both in house and agency environments. He led external relations, corporate and internal communications activity at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development for many years, where he engaged with a wide range of issues and developments in employment law – including shaping the Institute’s shift to greater engagement with government and other policymakers on employment matters.

Prior to his time at the CIPD, Robert was an Account Director in a big name PR agency, with clients across the public and private sectors, ranging from Acas to Zurich Municipal.

Robert has a strong track record as a trusted adviser to CEOs, executives and Board level leaders, and of providing effective and astute reputation management, including in crisis management situations.

At MD Communications Robert has experience of building the profile and managing the reputation of clients including top-100, high street and boutique law firms, as well as specialist suppliers to the legal sector.

He is experienced at delivering PR campaigns on behalf of clients to reach specific audiences. Robert is also skilled and experienced at handling high-profile media relations campaigns on behalf of law firms and their clients in cases attracting extensive national and international interest.