Robert Powell is Head of Pro Bono & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Robert has nearly six years of working experience in the pro bono and CSR areas and ten years experience in the legal sector.
Robert has supported Special Olympics GB (SOGB) since 2011, when his previous law firm CMS Cameron McKenna launched a 2-year partnership with our charity. The relationship raised over £160,000 and since then Robert has continued supporting SOGB through volunteering at events and being a member of the organisation's Development Committee for three years.
Robert has also volunteered at the 2013 National Summer Games in Bath and at the 2013 World Winter Games in South Korea, as well as travelled to the 2011 World Summer Games in Athens . He was also a volunteer at the London 2012 Olympic Games and a Paralympic Torchbearer.
In his spare time, Robert likes to take part in marathons and triathlons – he is a keen fell walker and also writes songs and performs them around the country – he is currently recording his debut solo album. He also wrote a song called ‘Trip of a Lifetime’ which he recorded with the SOGB Team who competed at the 2013 World Winter Games.
Robert joined the Board of Special Olympics GB in 2016.