Rob moved to Australia from the United Kingdom in 1970 having worked as a dealer in London for stockbrokers as well as marketing with Ford Motor Co.

He has lived in Townsville for thirty two years having previously lived in Melbourne, Sydney, Coffs Harbour and Newcastle.

Rob has worked for twenty years in the commercial television industry having held positions of National Sales and Marketing positions and that of Station Manager. He has also run an advertising agency specialising in media buying for twenty eight years.