Rob was lucky enough to see the Sex Pistols in 1976. He was 15 years old and it changed his life. His inability on the guitar eventually led him to an A&R scout job at Virgin Records in 1980. In 1994 the lure of the label (and a good salary) tempted Rob to take a job working for Rob Dickins as the MD of the re-launched Warner owned Radar Records. January 1999, Rob took a job at Cooking Vinyl working initially as Product Manager, then moving into full time A&R and Business Development signing and working on acts as wide ranging as The Prodigy, Billy Bragg, Echo and the Bunnymen, Underworld, Alison Moyet, Marilyn Manson and more recently Richard Ashcroft, Nina Nesbitt, Lewis Watson and Rumer. Rob is now MD of Cooking Vinyl, drives a classic BMW 3 Series from 1990 and takes his dog to work most days.
1976년, The Sex Pistols의 공연을 본 15세의 소년 Rob은 그 이후로 인생이 바뀐다. 오랜 시간 음악 산업계에서 일해오며 아티스트 매니지먼트 회사를 직접 운영하기도 하고 Virgin Records, Some Bizarre, Mute Records, Warner 등의 음반사에서 일을 하기도 했다. 함께 일해온 아티스트들로는 Soft Cell, The The, Swans, The Prodigy, Billy Bragg, Underworld, Alison Moyet, Marilyn Manson, Richard Ashcroft, Passenger, Nina Nesbitt 등이 있다.