Rob was born and educated in Johannesburg. After graduating from Wits University, he had a stint in the Navy, but was transferred to Johannesburg as their legal advisor for Inland Revenue for four years. Thereafter he joined Deloitte’s where he practiced as a tax lawyer, and held the position of associate director.
In 1991, Rob changed careers and moved into the entertainment, leisure and lifestyle sector as the Group Tax and Legal Advisor for Interleisure (Pty) Ltd. He then joined Ster Kinekor as Chief Executive Officer in 1993 where he also served as Chairman of Walt Disney, 20th Century Fox and Columbia in Africa, sitting on their World Wide Strategic Committees.
In 2000 he took up the challenge of joining one of South Africa’s largest black empowerment companies as Chief Executive Officer MGM Grand SA and later as Managing Director of Tsogo Sun Gaming. He spent 14 years with Tsogo Sun before moving to Sun International in 2014 and served as Group Chief Strategy and Operations Officer until his early retirement in July 2019. Rob, has also served as a trustee on the Apartheid Museum Board and is currently a trustee on the South African Hall of Fame Board and a trustee on the Marketing Achievements Council.
Today, Rob holds several non-Executive Chairman roles for several companies and enjoys assisting young dynamic entrepreneurs and their businesses.