Robert Kay

Principal, Americas Climate and Sustainability Services Leader

Robert Kay is Arup’s Americas Climate and Sustainability Services Leader and a Principal in the Los Angeles office. Joining the firm in 2022, he brings 32 years of experience in climate change and coastal zone management. Prior to working at Arup, Robert served as the Deputy Director and Senior Fellow of ICF’s Climate Center, helping clients embrace the climate transition.

Throughout his career, Robert has brought people together to solve complex problems. He is a sought-after facilitator and engagement specialist. He specializes in climate issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, sea level rise adaptation, and sustainable facilities management. Since 2009, Robert has provided expert guidance to Pacific Island delegations to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP) including COP15 (Copenhagen), COP21 (Paris), COP22 (Marrakesh), COP23 (Bonn) and COP25 in Madrid.