Robert is both an Adjunct Professor at the School of Energy and the Environment and the Sustainability Facilitator for City University’s campus. He collaborates with Civic Exchange and Hong Kong’s Climate Change Business Forum. His main focus area is the international cooperation on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions which is overseen by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. He has attended its meetings in Copenhagen (2009); Cancun (2010) and Durban (2011). From 2007 to July 2010 he was Director Sustainable Development for John Swire & Sons (HK) Ltd with a focus on climate change issues. Prior to that he worked as Finance Director at different times for the Swire group’s aircraft maintenance, beverages and industries operations. He joined Swire in 1980 having previously worked in the U.K. first for the British Aircraft Corporation (as an engineering apprentice) and for Coopers & Lybrand (as an auditor).