Rob Blackie

Rob was born to two Londoner families in 1973 and was brought up in London.

Rob became a professional economist on leaving university, holding an ODI Fellowship, advising the Namibian government and the UN on environmental policy. You can find out more about Rob’s working helping Namibian women get equal land rights for the first time ever, and on elephant conservation here.

On returning to London Rob worked as the Liberal Democrat’s Senior Advisor on Economics & Treasury policy & Director of Research from 1999 - 2005, playing a major role in the 2001 & 2005 General Election Manifesto and working closely with Charles Kennedy.

Rob became a communications consultant in 2005 founding the Digital campaigning arm of his company. He has created jobs and has run award-winning campaigns for Facebook, among others. Rob now runs the Social team at London marketing agency OgilvyOne.

Rob lives in Brixton with his partner Tam and daughters Bo & Zaria.

Twitter: @robblackie
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