Robina qualified as both Mechanical Engineer and Neuroscientist. She started her career in the shipbuilding industry, where she pioneered the introduction of computing to the shop floor. Robina subsequently followed a career in IT, which culminated in the position of European CIO for a leading merchant bank.
In 1996, Robina joined Cranfield School of Management as a Lecturer in Management Information Systems, where she created the acclaimed and in some cases life-changing programme: Organisational Politics and IT Management.
Robina now runs her own consultancy and training company, and is also a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management and a Research Associate for the LEF (Leading Edge Forum). Her prime focus is on helping senior managers to develop political acumen, to master the art of influencing others, and hence increase their personal impact at board level. Other areas of specialism include the building of high-performance teams and relationship management.