Prior to the establishment of Activate Capital, Robert was a Director with KKR and led the firm’s credit investment activities in Ireland. From 2005 to 2011, he was an Executive Director of Ulster Bank Ireland Limited, the Royal Bank of Scotland subsidiary in Ireland, where he was responsible for the corporate and business banking franchises. Robert led the European leveraged finance and project finance businesses at Allied Irish Banks and has also worked at Citibank and KPMG. From 2009 to 2011, he was a board member of the European Banking Federation and president of the Irish Banking Federation. Robert is a Chartered Accountant and holds a B.Sc. from University College Dublin.