Robert Milliner is a Senior Adviser at UBS and Senior Adviser to the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce. He is Chairman of the Australian Payments Council, a non-executive director of AusNet Services Ltd and the Global Infrastructure Hub Ltd (a G20 initiative).
From 2014 to 2017 he was Senior Adviser, International Affairs for Wesfarmers Limited and B20 Sherpa for Australia for 2014. He was Special Advisor to Germany B20 2017, member of the International Cooperation Committee for China B20 2106 and Senior Adviser to China B20. He was a member of the Steering Committee for Turkey B20 2015.
From 2004-2011 he was Chief Executive Partner of Australia’s pre-eminent international law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) and retired from Mallesons in January 2012 after 28 years as a partner. He led the negotiations and completion of Mallesons ground breaking merger with the premier Chinese firm King & Wood in 2011.
Robert is an Honorary Member of the Business Council of Australia. He was a director of the Business Council of Australia from 2005-2011, chaired the Business Reform Task Force and was a member of the Global Engagement Task Force. He was a participant in the 1st and 2nd Australia-China CEO Roundtables in Australia in 2010 and China in 2011.
He was the inaugural chair of the Large Law Firm Group which represents Australia’s 9 largest law firm from 2006-2011, a member of the International Legal Services Advisory Council from 2004 -2013, a director of Asialink - Asia Society Australasia Centre, Australian Business and Community Network.
He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Queensland, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia and is an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.