Robert’s family has been involved in grazing for four generations. He owns farms in the Bungendore and Yass regions of NSW focusing on lamb, beef and wool production.
During his business career he has been Chairman / Director of a number of publicly listed and private companies covering manufacturing, funds management, health and renewables. Robert is passionate about protecting Australia’s unique landscapes and has been involved with numerous non-profit conservation organisations over a long period.
He is deeply concerned about climate change and is currently a Director of the Climate Council of Australia, and a Director of a renewables company that owns solar and wind farms. Robert established the Purves Environmental Fund which funds numerous environmental initiatives.