Robert was appointed to lead The FA's International and Corporate Affairs division in August 2018. His role involves overseeing an expansion in the English FA's international engagement including opportunities to bid and host major international tournaments in the future, including the upcoming UEFA EURO 2020 matches at Wembley Stadium and the Women's UEFA European Championship in 2021. Robert is also currently leading the work to assess the feasibility of a potential bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup. Previously Strategy and Communications Director, Robert led the England team's off field programme during the 2018 FIFA World Cup which saw the team so successfully re-engage with the English media and public. At his time at The FA Robert has also led on a range of other issues including Strategic and Business planning, investment into grassroots playing facilities, safeguarding and public policy. A trained management consultant, he is a former adviser to the Conservative Party and a range of private and public sector clients including Microsoft, Diageo, Sky, the Police Federation and the Disability Rights Commission.