A veterinarian, he has lived in Fiji nearly all his life. Returned to Fiji in 1969 after graduating, to join the Ministry of Agriculture. Reached the position of Permanent Secretary for the Ministry and subsequently served as Secretary for Tourism, Foreign Affairs and National Planning, before retiring in 1999, after 30 years service.
Has served on many government boards and received the Fiji Civil Service Medal in 1995. Also presented with the Knight of the Order of Agricultural Merit by France in 2004.
Is passionate about Fiji’s natural heritage/biodiversity and environment. Has a special interest in Fiji’s freshwater ecosystems.
Robin Yarrow was a member and Chairman of the NFMV Management Council from 2011 until 2016.