Robert Woodthorpe Browne is a reinsurance industry professional whose work has taken him to some 130 countries.
Robert founded the African Insurance Organisation and has worked in Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. After the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, he helped to establish a viable insurance profession in Russia and its former satellites.
Robert is the treasurer on the Bureau of Liberal International, chairs the International Relations Committee of the Liberal Democrats, and attends the International Affairs Backbench Committee. He leads the party's delegations at council and congresses of the European Liberal Democrat Party and of Liberal International.
Robert is fluent in French, Spanish and German. He initiated the Lord Garden Memorial Lectures at Chatham House, to remember the achievements of the former director.