Robert has over twenty years experience in arts fundraising, mainly in opera where he has been involved with English Touring Opera, The Garden Venture, The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, The Sixteen and Opera Rara.  In addition he worked for several years for the innovative sustainable energy charity Ashden.   He is committed to widening the diversity of funding wherever he works and to seeking innovative solutions to make projects happen.  A keen amateur singer he is Chairman of the renowned English Chamber Choir.