Consumer Rights Beyond Boundaries Programme
Robin Simpson is senior policy adviser for Consumers International, and has been with CI since 2002 having previously worked as head of policy for the UK National Consumer Council and worked on many EU projects in accession countries in Central & Eastern Europe. During that time he has worked on CI’s global positions on varied portfolios including financial services, infrastructure services (water, energy, telecoms), international trade and competition and most recently digital products. He represents CI in international forums such as the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy, the OECD/G20 Task force on consumer protection in financial services, ISO (where he has negotiated on the content of international standards across the network services, most recently, mobile payments, energy services), and UNCTAD where he was one of CI’s negotiating and drafting team for the redraft of the UN Guidelines on Consumer Protection (updated at end 2015). During 2016 he has been lead consultant, at the invitation of UNCTAD, for the revision of the UN Manual on Consumer Protection.
He is a member of the Technical Advisory Panel of the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, a multi-donor trust fund housed in the World Bank, where he evaluates infrastructure activities with a view to network extensions, access for the poor, climate change and other issues.
His academic background is geography and social administration.