Robert Doyle was elected in 2008 and is the serving Lord Mayor of Melbourne. He is a principal at The Nous Group, a management consultancy business based in Melbourne and, since 2007, has been chairman of Melbourne Health (The Royal Melbourne Hospital).
Robert is president of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, chairman of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation and a trustee of the Shrine of Remembrance.
Robert is also an ambassador for Odyssey House, a drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation facility, an ambassador for SecondBite, a not-for-profit organisation committed to making a positive difference by distributing fresh food to the disadvantaged and homeless, an ex- officio member of Cancer Council Victoria, and an ambassador for Field of Women, a charity raising awareness of breast cancer.
He is an ambassador for the White Ribbon Day Foundation, an international day for the elimination of violence against women, an ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the honorary president of the Melbourne Region of the Scout Association and a board member of the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) Ltd.
In 2010, Robert was made a fellow of Monash University. He was invited by the United Nations in 2012 to be a member of the United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (UNACLA).
A member of Victoria’s parliament for 14 years, Robert was leader of the Opposition and leader of the Liberal Party for four years. He has also been Shadow Minister for Health and, in government, Parliamentary Secretary for Health.