After studying engineering at Cambridge University, Robin worked as an IT instructor for the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) before becoming a founding member of UK tech charity AbilityNet. Now globally acclaimed as a leading expert in its field, AbilityNet specializes in advising individuals on adaptive and assistive technology, delivering workplace and DSA (Higher Education) assessments, and helping clients design attractive websites, software, and apps that are easy to use by all.
Robin was very honored to be awarded an MBE in the 2017 new year’s honors list for his services to digital inclusion – presented to him by HRH Prince William at Buckingham Palace.
Robin was also in the World's 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government list 2019 and the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 in 2020.
He was also fortunate to come runner-up ‘UK Digital Leader Public Figure of the Year 2015’ (after the government’s own digital champion; Baroness Martha-Lane Fox) in the Digital Leaders 100 Awards– with AbilityNet winning first in its category of Digital Leading Charity.
Robin is Head of Inclusion at AbilityNet and is also very active in advising government and organizations in the area of digital strategy. He serves on both the APPGAT (All-Party Parliamentary Group on Assistive Technology) and APPGD (All-Party Parliamentary Group for Disability) as well as providing on-going input into the Government Digital Strategy and directly to the DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport)."