Rob graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Chemistry and started working in the chemical industry in the UK in 1989. After several years working at Exxon Chemical, ARCO Chemical, and then Lyondell, Rob joined INEOS at the end of 1998.
During the last 24 years with INEOS, Rob has held a number of senior commercial positions in INEOS Oxide, INEOS Acrylics, INEOS Polyolefins, INEOS Olefins & Polymers, and INEOS Styrenics, before returning to INEOS Olefins & Polymers in 2015 as Business Director. In 2018 he took on the position of CEO, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe, responsible for ethylene, propylene, butadiene, benzene, polyethylene and polypropylene in Europe.
In addition to his responsibilities at INEOS, Rob also plays an active role in key industry associations, being the Chairman of Petrochemicals Europe, and as a Vice President of Plastics Europe.
Rob has been based at the INEOS head-office at Rolle in Switzerland since 2011.