Robert Thompson is a Chartered Surveyor and following training in the West End, worked as Development Surveyor for Swire Properties Ltd. in Hong Kong before returning to work in the family business based in Richmond. Robert has lived in Richmond for a number of years. From 2014 to 2018 he was a local councillor representing East Sheen Ward. He is also a Trustee of the Mortlake Almshouses and Relief Charities. Robert has been a Trustee of The Richmond Charities since 2015 and is a member of the Property Committee.