Prior to joining BAR, Roberts forged a career across a broad range of engineering sub sectors, comprising engines and drivetrains, rail assets and infrastructure, hybrid power systems and aerodynamics.
Graduating from Manchester University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering he began his career with engine manufacturer, Perkins. Roberts spent 10 years with the business working in engineering design, performance development, and manufacturing.
Roberts then moved into Formula 1, joining racing team, McLaren. He was instrumental in the development of hybrid technology setting up a battery design and development team to deliver the hybrid system for a Formula 1 race engine in two years. After 17 years at McLaren as Operations Director and COO, he moved most recently to Williams F1, as Managing Director and Team Principal.