Educated at St George’s School, Harpenden and St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, Rob joined the British Diplomatic Service in 2000 after working for the UK’s Millennium Commission. He served initially at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, working on the Middle East Peace Process. In 2002 he was seconded to the Brazilian Diplomatic Institute before serving for three years as Political and Press Officer at the British Embassy in Brasilia. He returned to the FCO in London in 2005 as Head of the War Crimes Section in the International Organisations Department. In 2008 he was seconded to the French Immigration Ministry, and then served for four years as Counsellor for Justice and Home Affairs at the British Embassy in Paris. In 2012 he was appointed British High Commissioner to Malta, a position he held until 2016.
Rob is married to Louise and they have one daughter and two sons.