Robert is CEO of Cenex (www.cenex.co.uk), the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies; a not-for-profit consultancy and research organisation with a strategic focus on supporting low carbon vehicle supply chain and market development. Since Robert joined Cenex in December 2005, he has overseen the development and delivery of a range of hybrid, electric, hydrogen and gas vehicles and associated recharging\refuelling infrastructure projects, as well as establishing Cenex-LCV (www.cenex-lcv.co.uk) as the UK’s largest technology showcasing and networking event for the low carbon vehicle and broader motor industry community. Cenex projects provide an evidence base that helps influence UK policy and market development.
Robert is Chair of the UK Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Association (UK EVSE), a member of the Automotive Council Technology Group and holds non Executive Directorships with the Advanced Propulsion Centre, the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA) and the Electric Corby community energy company.
Prior to joining Cenex, Robert worked for 18 years with Johnson Matthey, 10 of which developing international markets for energy, environmental and automotive technologies, including fuel cells and vehicle emissions control for car, bus, truck and Non Road Mobile Machinery.
Robert holds Masters Qualifications from Imperial College London and from Leeds Trinity and All Saints University.