Robin's interest is broadly in the role of the state and markets: how to enhance firm performance and improve public policy outcomes. Robin brings experience of asset management and service delivery in utilities; oil and gas; manufacture and fisheries, and in policy-setting and regulation of water, energy, natural resources and fisheries.


He has worked as an advisor to government, large business and NGOs within Europe, the UK, Oceania and the US and works full time as a director of Vivid Economics, a strategic economic consultancy which he co-founded in 2006.


Robin holds degrees in economics and natural science, reflecting his interest in both fields. He maintains a number of enduring collaborations with academia.



Committee Member, Robin Smale