Mar 1992 – Present
As Managing Director, I am honoured to lead the committed team of ramsac directors and managers that all share my passion for ‘making IT simple’ and stress free. I work hard to build and develop our own business, to ensure our ongoing growth and success and to ensure that we continue to deliver the sort of passionate customer service that has been part of our culture since day one.
I also work with a wide-ranging group of clients to provide them with strategic IT and business advice. For many customers I act as their outsourced IT director, providing a high-level view of how technology can improve their businesses. I provide them with technical solutions to real business challenges and I liaise between them and my team of ramsac colleagues working hard to provide our services – be that our onsite network specialists, our security experts, the 24x7 IT helpdesk or our dedicated project management team.
Institute of Directors - Surrey
May 2014 – May 2018
The Institute of Directors is an iconic and high profile British business institution, which has been a prominent and powerful voice for business for over a century. It offers an excellent array of training and professional development (including the Chartered Director Programme) helping its members become better directors and business leaders.
In addition, the IoD acts as an important lobbying force for business with Government and the media. It currently has 36,000 members whose backgrounds range across sectors and the country and from a diverse range of businesses and sectors in the UK, spanning from large-cap business leaders to leaders of SMES, family businesses, start-ups and students.
The Surrey branch is the second largest in the country with approximately 3000 members.
Academy for Chief Executives
Academy Approved Speaker
June 2017 – Present
I am an Academy Approved Speaker.
The Academy for Chief Executives has been helping business leaders grow for over 20 years. Improving lives by unlocking the potential of every business leader.
At our meetings we deliver:
Ultimately we enable successful business leaders to achieve more from themselves and their business.
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading."
The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connect.
In November 2017 Rob spoke at TEDx Woking. The talk on the Human Firewall has since become known as 'We're All Porn Stars' If you’ve not yet watched it, grab a coffee, sit down for 16 minutes and do so now. Rob's TEDx Talk
Institute of Directors Ambassador
Ambassador for CyberSecurity & Technology
April 2016 – Present
The Institute of Directors brings together many highly skilled and experienced business people from across all industry sectors. Within the UK there is a growing network of industry spokespeople acting as ambassadors for their specialist subject.
As an ambassador for cybersecurity I have given many talks and lectures, hosted Q&A sessions for various industry groups as well as writing cybersecurity course content for the IoD which has been delivered worldwide.
Governor & Director
June 2006 – Present
Recruited to a board of professional governors with the obvious role of IT governor.
Churcher's College is an English co-educational independent, fee-paying school. The senior school (ages 11–17) is located in the market town of Petersfield, Hampshire with the junior school (ages 5–11) in nearby Liphook.
Children at Churcher’s thrive in an atmosphere of high expectation and exceptional achievement in a happy, well disciplined and caring environment.
The pupils of Churcher’s College become confident, responsible, respected and selfless citizens in a world which will require gifted, flexible young people of character, dedication and compassion.
Worshipful Company of World Traders
Oct 2016 – Present
The World Traders seeks to raise awareness, understanding, and the standard of practice in world trade and to provide a welcoming environment in which fellowship and understanding can flourish.
Our objectives are fellowship, welfare and education, working in the best interests of the trading community of London and overseas. Members retain strong interests in world trade and pursue charitable and educational initiatives through our Charitable Trust.
We organise many informative events over the course of each year, which vary according to the interests of the current Master. Each year our flagship event, the Tacitus Lecture, impresses the City and wider business community with a leading exploration of a topic relating to world trade.