Robert has over forty years of experience as an architect, and has designed numerous aged care facilities and retirement villages. He has been founder and managing director of several large architectural companies and a former National President of the Australian Institute of Architects. He is Vice President of Kidsafe Vic Inc; a director of Donwood Community Aged Care Services; Commodore of Albert Sailing Club and a Director of the Bulldogs Forever Foundation. Robert has also served on aged care boards. Robert holds a Fellowship Diploma of Architecture and is a Life Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. He received a Federal Government Centenary Award for services to architecture (2001) and a Victorian Premiers award for Volunteers (2016) for services to Child Safety.