Robert is a cyber security specialist who spent much of his career in government service. He was Director, GCHQ, the UK’s largest intelligence and cyber agency, and established the National Cyber Security Centre. Previously he was the Prime Minister’s Security Adviser, and Tony Blair’s principal civil service adviser on the Northern Ireland peace process, on which he worked for many years.
Robert is a Senior Fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and Distinguished Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute. He was awarded the US National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal and was made CMG by Queen Elizabeth.