Robert Madelin stepped down from public service in September, as one of the longer-serving British officials at the top level in the European Commission. As Senior Adviser to President Juncker, Robert published in July a report entitled 'Opportunity Now: Europe's mission to innovate'.
English-born with Welsh roots, Robert studied at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, Magdalen College, Oxford and the French Ecole Nationale d'Administration.
Robert joined the British Civil Service from University and served in the European Commission from 1993, the last 12 years in senior management. Robert has been involved in launching and concluding the Uruguay Round of trade talks, creating today's World Trade Organisation. He has been active in improving Asia-Europe relations. He has negotiated for Britain and for Europe in trade, investment and services. He has managed European Union policy and regulation for agri-food, health and life sciences and for research, digital technologies, media and Internet.
Robert is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, and a Visiting Research Fellow on the Cyber Studies Programme of the University of Oxford. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of Behavioural Sciences and its initiative on the Future of Health and Healthcare.