Robert Baker

Potentia Talent Consulting


About Robert Baker

Robert left Mercer in January 2020, after 42 years with the firm, to start his "Next Stage" portfolio career. He set up my own consulting business: Potentia Talent Consulting Limited and advises a number of companies on their approach to the D&I market. Robert is also focussing on how to help individuals and organisations realise the full potential of their talent, through leadership development, coaching and team building.

Robert's last role at Mercer was as Leader of Diversity & Inclusion Consulting for the International Region. Prior to that, he spent some 15 years as a Global Client Relationship Director, managing and developing a number of large multinational clients across all Mercer's lines of business and geographies. Robert also spent 20 years in Mercer’s investment consulting business, helping build its European presence and developing its investment consulting services for multinational companies.

Robert has a strong interest in equality, diversity and inclusion: he is past Co-President of PWN Global, a leading gender balance network and has extensive experience in getting men engaged in supporting gender equality. Robert is also a Trustee of One Loud Voice for Women and the Sister Sister Global Network as part of his efforts to support gender equality.  Robert is a Board Member of European Women on Boards. 

Robert was selected by Management Today as an Agent of Change 2019, for his work in advancing gender balance. He was also elected as a Companion to the Chartered Management Institute, in recognition of the contribution he has made and continue to make to the future of leadership and management.

Robert has been appointed "Disruptor in Residence" in Diversity & Inclusion at EDHEC Business School.

He is a Non Executive Director of Spktral, the pay gap analysis specialists. He is also the Investor Director at Talupp, the leading AI driven, experiential talent development platform.