Robert is Chairman of MRC Group and a Director of EMRC. He is an economist, management scientist and certified accountant. He has over 35 years’ experience across 50 countries advising on major transactions in power and gas. He has expertise in regulation, power and gas markets, financing and risk, PPA's and GSA's. He has twice received the British Consultants Bureau “Consultant of the Year” award.
Robert works at the forefront of developing innovative approaches to power sector reform and financing which support private sector participation. He has advised on restructuring and the introduction of private sector capital in various countries including Lesotho, Nigeria and Georgia.
His work on legal and regulatory reform covers electricity (including Kosovo, Jamaica, Lesotho, Montenegro, India), gas (Nigeria), and mining (Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Colombia, Poland, Romania) sectors, much of it oriented towards creating favourable regimes for private sector investment. He has drafted legislation and regulations in a variety of legal frameworks.
His work on international projects has involved a broad range of issues including drafting and negotiating purchase and sale, O&M, concession and other agreements, negotiation of fuel supply and power purchase, distribution and supply contracts, due diligence, risk allocation and risk mitigation strategies, project financing and funding, financial modelling and tax planning.
He is an expert financial modeller and combines detailed accounting, financing and tax skills with advanced technical and mathematical modelling skills. He has experience in financial projections, bankable documents, despatch modelling and power market modelling. His work on legal and regulatory reform covers both electricity and fuels sectors, much of it oriented towards creating favourable regimes for private sector investment. He has drafted legislation and regulations including PPA’s in a variety of legal frameworks.
Robert is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.