THE GLOBAL INITIATIVE NETWORK
Senior Fellow, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Robin Cartwright, a Senior Fellow at the Global Initiative, is a former Partner at KPMG, specialising in strategic intelligence on deals in the private and public sectors. He is currently an Executive Director at UK Government Investments (part of HM Treasury) working on a range of corporate finance & governance projects. Robin leads research programmes for the Global Initiative.
He was a Partner in KPMG’s Global Strategy Group, working on transformational projects with a particular focus on complex private/public sector interfaces. He lead a team focussed on anti-illicit trade for the pharmaceutical, tobacco and drinks industries which specialises in monitoring and measuring the scale of the illicit trade problem in Europe, Asia, Australasia and the Near East.
Robin has advised on supply chain security in combating illicit trade, in the field of track and trace technology. He speaks regularly on the impact of illicit trade at OECD, WCO and IISS conferences. He established the European deal strategy capability in Amsterdam and London, and ran KPMG’s M&A European business for industrial markets and business services.
He began his career in the Ministry of Defence as a Principal. As Trustee of the KPMG Foundation he advises on grant-making in socially vulnerable communities, and chairs the Investment Committee. Robin was recently a Director at Social Finance, the impact investing non-profit boutique, where he lead a programme improving outcomes for care leavers.
- Cartwright, R. and Frances C. (2017) ‘Transnational Organized Crime and the Impact on the Private Sector: The Hidden Battalions.‘ Global Initiative
- KPMG (2015), Project Sun: A Study of the Illicit Cigarette Market in the European Union, Norway, and Switzerland
- Cartwright, Robin, Andrew Underwood, Alaster Purchase, and David Weatherby (2014), Track and Trace: Approaches in Tobacco