Robin is an experienced private equity investor and business leader with a strong track record in business transformation and value creation in the energy transition.
From 2007 to 2019, Robin was a senior member of the Riverstone Renewable Energy investment team which raised and invested over $5 billion of equity for the RAEII Fund and associated coinvestments, joining Riverstone alongside Lord Browne to set up the London office. Robin served on deal teams and Boards including Seajacks, Enviva, Pattern II and Velocita as part of an investment strategy focused on cost competitive grid scale renewable energy generation and the associated supply chains with innovative, value creating exits. Those deal teams also launched the first US clean energy Master Limited Partnership (Enviva) and Robin led the first clean energy exit to a Japanese investment house (Seajacks) and a Chinese OEM (Velocita).
Robin has also joined portfolio company teams in the capacity of director or consultant to improve performance, restructure or achieve exits across the upstream, midstream, oil field services, solid municipal waste and biomass and biofuels in multiple geographies.
Since 2019, Robin has served as a Director of Duggan Energy Consulting Limited, through which he provides independent consultancy services and acts as a senior adviser to Riverstone, and continued to serve as a member of the board of directors for Riverstone portfolio companies including Pattern Energy Group 2 LP, a renewable energy development and construction company, from 2017 to 2020; and Enviva Holdings GP and an affiliate, the world’s largest producer of sustainable wood pellets, from 2013 to 2020. He continues to serve as a director for Bowmore Energy Limited and affiliates, which own the contractual rights to potential future payments arising from the sale of businesses and assets associated with the development, construction and operation of wind and gas-powered electricity generation. Robin’s role as a senior advisor to Riverstone will continue until the end of June 2021.
He is Chairman of the Advisory Council of Camberwell Energy, an independent business providing transformational development projects for customers in the renewable energy sector. He has previously served as an advisor to TPG and Star Capital Partners.
Robin spent 18 years with BP in variety of senior management positions in the upstream, petrochemicals and refining, based in Europe, Australasia, the U.S. and Latin America. Robin hasextensive experience of creating, leading and transforming high performing teams across multiple sectors and cultures.
Robin received his BA degree in Biochemistry from Magdalen College, University of Oxford, and his Sloan Master of Science in Management from Stanford University.