Originally from Oldham, England Robert is a career civil servant with the European Commission in Brussels, having joined in 1986.
For over twenty-five years, he has worked in the Directorate General responsible for Transport, with legislative experience in land, air, and maritime sectors.
Following the events of 11 September 2001, he worked in transport security, originally in aviation security where he was directly involved in the development and adoption of all EU legislation in that field. In September 2010 he was promoted to the post of Head of Unit responsible for Maritime and Land Transport Security.
In October 2016, as part of an internal reorganisation of DG MOVE, and based on his extensive knowledge of EU transport policy Robert took over as Head of Unit for transport research and innovation.
Chairman and Director
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