Chief Legal, Policy, and Markets Officer
As Chief Legal, Policy, and Markets Officer, Robin leads Verra’s work to ensure the responsible use of Verra’s programs and standards. He leads teams responsible for policy development, government relations, stakeholder engagement, market development, and legal affairs. Robin is also serving as the interim lead of Verra’s communications activities.
Robin joined Verra in 2021. He previously worked as a lawyer at Clifford Chance LLP in London, where he advised on all aspects of transactions of emissions units in the primary and secondary markets. He subsequently worked at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, where he serviced the intergovernmental negotiations on the future role of market-based and non-market-based approaches in mitigating climate change, and managed various strategic projects. He returned to his hometown of Toronto in early 2016 and held roles with the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada, where he managed people and processes.
Robin holds a graduate degree in politics and international relations from the University of Oxford and a Juris Doctor degree in law from the University of Toronto. He is a qualified lawyer in Canada (Ontario) and the United Kingdom (England & Wales).