Robert Court has global experience with the UK Diplomatic Service and with two major UK-headquartered companies, Rio Tinto (mining) and GlaxoSmithKline (pharmaceuticals). His diplomatic career included postings in London, Bangkok, Brussels (NATO and the European Union) and in Canberra as Deputy High Commissioner.
Robert’s two spells at Rio Tinto included roles as Group Coordinator for Sustainable Development, and from 2009 to 2015 as Global Head of External Affairs. In these roles, Robert helped deliver the Global Mining Initiative, which led to the creation of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), and chaired ICMM’s Social and Economic Development work.
As Managing Director of Global Stakeholder Strategies, Robert applies his global public-private background to help organisations understand and address the political, social and stakeholder context in which they operate. This includes pro-active work on policy issues such as geo-politics, sustainable development and human rights; and delivering stakeholder engagement strategies to enhance and protect value.