Robbie Robertson

When did you join Wear it Purple?

I joined the board in December 2018, although I have been actively involved for the past couple of years as I national lead for Globe within Deloitte and sit on our D&I council, and we created our Globe month of activities around Wear it Purple Day.

Position with Wear it Purple?

General Board Member

Why did you join Wear it Purple?

When I first started working 22 years ago I was bullied at work by my immediate boss because I was gay, I vowed I would never allow anyone else to go through what I went through. So when I heard about the great work that Wear it Purple were doing, I immediately ensured that I and Deloitte supported it.

Do you identify in the community or support as an ally?

I am very proudly a member of the community! I have been with my partner, Jason, for 12 years and we have a beautiful daughter Sophie, a dog called Hamish and a cat called Angus.

3 fun facts about you.

  1. I used to be a tv presenter on the BBC in the UK
  2. I love to sing, but can’t ( except in the car and in the shower!)
  3. I came to Australia for a long holiday and loved it so much I am still here 14 years later

Your hobbies/interests.

Hanging out with my daughter Sophie, she makes me laugh and dance every day.

Going to the gym most days to get an hour to myself

Cooking for friends

Reading a great book, when I get a chance…

What do you do for work?

Head an awesome team of designers at Deloitte Digital.