Robin Pauley is a businessman, social entrepreneur, venture capital investor, journalist and arts patron.
He worked at the Financial Times for 20 years as in a variety of roles including Asia Editor and Managing Editor.
He was appointed Group Communications Director of BT plc and joined the Board Executive Committee. He was then appointed President of European Corporate Affairs and a member of the BT European and Global Advisory Boards.
He is chairman of the Bright Red Dot Foundation and of its social enterprises under the Mezzanine brand, which develop ethical property solutions for social enterprises and charities. He is also chairman of the Early Intervention Fund, a joint project between Mezzanine, UBS and Funding London to help bridge the funding gap for small social enterprises dealing with very difficult issues in deprived areas of London.
Robin is an investor and advisor to Israeli hi-tech startups and is chairman of an Israeli hi-tech advanced telecommunications software company.
He has had long-standing engagement with the arts. He is a former member of Tate Corporate Advisory Board, a former director of Sadlers Wells, and a founding patron of the Hofesh Shechter Dance Company.
He has been engaged with minority and equality issues in UK business and society throughout his career and is an Ambassador for the National Aids Trust, of which he was Trustee for six years.