Robin Millican

Board Member

Senior Director, U.S. Policy and Advocacy, Breakthrough Energy

Robin Millican

Robin Millican is Senior Director of U.S. Policy and Advocacy at Breakthrough Energy, a network of entities and initiatives founded by Bill Gates which include investment funds, philanthropic programs, and policy efforts linked by a common commitment to scale the technologies we need to achieve a path to net zero emissions by 2050.    

Robin oversees the U.S. policy team within the U.S. Policy and Advocacy program at Breakthrough Energy. In this role, she manages a team of experts who develop the organization’s long-term strategies to advance federal and state policy priorities across sectors including power, industry, buildings, transportation, and agriculture. Her team works closely with policymakers, business, academia, and the non-profit community to cultivate new ideas and form partnerships to advance shared policy goals. Her team is also responsible for philanthropic giving to partner organizations. Robin is based in Breakthrough Energy’s Washington, DC office.

Prior to assuming this role with Breakthrough Energy, Robin led the clean energy innovation policy portfolio at Gates Ventures, the private office of Mr. Gates.

Robin has over a decade of experience in energy, science, and technology policy, including as a senior strategy consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University, and B.A. in International Studies from Southern Methodist University.