Robin began his career with the international law firm Simmons & Simmons in the City of London prior to joining Coutts International Private Bank and Trust Group where he was general counsel in Guernsey, Hong Kong and Zürich. In 1999 he moved to Geneva as a founder of Summit Trust International SA (established as a joint venture with the merchant bank Close Brothers). He is a graduate of the University of Oxford where he read jurisprudence. He is a solicitor of the supreme court of England and Wales and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Since 2004 he has lived in London where he supervises Summit Trust Company Ltd, an English trust corporation.