Robert is a co-founder of Digital Theatre, the company's Creative Director, and he directs all of Digital Theatre's filmed productions.

Prior to Digital Theatre, Robert directed television for World Productions/Mersey Television and Channel Four. He is a theatre, opera, television, radio and commercials director best known for his theatre work, where he has directed more than forty productions both in the UK and abroad, including: Shoot the Crow (West End), Thomas More (West End), Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Donmar Warehouse), In Arabia We'd All be Kings (Hampstead Theatre), Whistling Pysche (Almeida), A Russian in the Woods (RSC / The Other Place / The Pit), In a Little World of Our Own (Foundry / Donmar Warehouse) and Force of Change (Royal Court). He has also written Nicotine Jean and directed Linda Brogan's God Can See Down Entries, both for the BBC Radio 3 series The Wire.

Formerly, in 2008/2009 Robert was the Creative Director of Amnesty International, where he built projects across a variety of media fields, banking groups, and the arts.