Graystone Communications

"Rob's extensive business acumen and insights facilitated his swift adaptation and contextual understanding of our company. His ability to forge productive relationships with a broad range of colleagues across the company was instrumental in developing and implementing recommendations and strategies that improved our communication processes. These enhancements were aligned with our strategic objectives and addressed our specific business requirements.

As our business experiences rapid growth and expands across a more diverse geographical footprint, the necessity for efficient communication throughout the organisation becomes increasingly critical. Rob's expert guidance proved invaluable in establishing a structured and effective communication strategy. This approach not only fostered, but also empowered, enhanced engagement and dialogue from colleagues at every level within the company."

Gordon Stark, CEO, Murgitroyd

"Rob worked for me on a change management program for a technology rollout impacting 14,000 colleagues across 5 continents. Rob’s participation in our project was a key enabler to our team delivering a high-quality program and delivering on time.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with many professionals, but Rob was head and shoulders above the rest. His ramp-up time to begin delivering value was the fastest I’ve personally experienced. His ability to work with minimal oversight yet deliver a high-quality work product was impressive. The speed of his work output was remarkable. And most importantly, his ability to integrate smoothly into an existing team created a seamless transition that only had positive impacts on our team dynamic.

Rob is a change management “Swiss Army Knife”. While he’s educated in all the important theories and models, he can also put pen to paper and create tangible work products that can be delivered directly to end users, key stakeholders, or executive leaders. He’s also the only change manager I’ve met who is so fluent in the academics of written and verbal communications. I did not realize the incredible value of this skillset within a change manager to a project until seeing it from Rob."

Nikole Jansen, Transformation Director, Aon

I look forward to engaging Rob in the future for any other change management programs I lead, and would do so without a second thought."Rob is a very personable, mentally sharp and creatively adept comms expert. He's a mover and a shaker - he gets stuff done with positive energy and crystal clear focus. An absolute pleasure to work with."

​Julie Darcey, Leadership Development Coach

"Rob is a consummate Communications professional. He was my Communications Lead for a major IT Transformation Programme costing $47m and impacting 60 countries in across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Rob designed the communications strategy, delivered the stakeholder analysis and prepared all of the communications materials for Executive Leaders, Business, Regional and In-Country teams.

"Since then, he has designed and delivered the communications strategy, town halls and digital communications approach for our colleagues in the wider Aon CIO Group Risk. This included engaging colleagues worldwide with our new global operating model. I would not hesitate to recommend Rob for any Communications Lead role and wish him the very best."

Gary Cheema, Global Head of Planning & Business Management, CIO Group - Risk, Aon

"I have worked with Rob for 2+ years, and the insights and alternative approaches he brings to communications of all types, is superb. Rob brought a fresh (and refreshing) approach to many facets of what we have done and achieved in Technology over the last 2 years. We transformed our comms strategy with Rob's help. I would recommend Rob to anyone, any day of the week."

Ian Grayson, UK Chief Information Officer, Aon

"I worked with Rob on a large and complex remediation project. I witnessed his ability to juggle a wide range of stakeholders and priorities with very different needs in often 'impossible' time scales. He was a calming influence, incredibly easy to do business with and the letters he crafted were clear and customer friendly, often a challenge when trying to convey such complex messages. I would be delighted to work with him again."

Claire Lewis, Director, Gold Edge Solutions

"Rob is an experienced and very knowledgeable communications expert. He balances his extensive understanding of communications theory with practical solutions to meet strategic objectives. Rob is professional, approachable and maintains his calm in difficult and challenging circumstances. He is great to work with and is a real asset to any team or organisation."

Yannick Filleul, Business Director - Department of the Environment at States of Jersey

"Rob has a tremendous ability to bring people together to accomplish a goal. I've always been impressed with his collegial yet focused leadership style and the ease with which he influences and motivates people. Under his guidance the Region grew and he was able to expand the network for communicators in Europe and the Middle East. Rob's diligence, charm, intelligence and commitment earned him respect at all levels of the organization. I'm proud to have him as a colleague and friend."

Gretchen Hoover Anderson, Senior Consultant, Content Marketing at Cisco Systems, Inc.

"Rob is clearly an expert in his field. I have been fortunate to work with him on a number of initiatives over recent years and have always greatly valued his knowledge and input when it comes to marketing and communicating our employment brand. I've always found Rob extremely professional and focussed but at the same time very approachable. He's deservedly a well respected leader in our business."

Helen Wills​, Independent HR Consultant