Robert has spent over 25 years in technology, with the last 10 helping to develop the UK’s emerging low carbon, cleantech and climate change sectors. By joining Aether as a Non-Executive Director he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and industry connections to help the company grow.
Robert is also Chief Executive and Managing Partner at Greenbackers Investment Capital, specialists in growth capital for cleantech companies. Prior to founding Greenbackers, Robert was Chief Executive at ecoConnect - a UK-wide, green industry business network, and Founder of The Cleantech Innovate Showcase for emerging, innovative technologies.
During his career, Robert has held senior management positions at Asea Brown Boveri (ABB); Worldcom; GEC-Marconi plc; Netstore plc and McAfee (now Intel Security).
Robert is also Non-Executive Director at Our Power Community Benefit Society, a fuel poverty focussed Energy Services Company (ESCO), based in Scotland. In addition, he serves as a Technology Assessor for the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK; is a member of PRASEG (The Westminster All Party Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group); The Smart Cities All Party Parliamentary Group and The Institute of Directors.
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- Company growth advisory
- International business development
- Investment management and capital raising
- Technology commercialisation
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