Robert von Brockdorff has been involved in the local insurance industry for forty two years until his retirement in 2006. He was involved in the development of R. von Brockdorff Insurance Agency Ltd and later on with R. von Brockdorff Stock Brokers Ltd. 

As the insurance industry progressed he was involved in merging with three other insurance agencies to form Atlas Insurance Company Ltd, a Maltese Insurance Company, where he was joint managing director. In 2010 the company merged with Jesmond Mizzi Financial Advisors Limited and traded under this name. He was appointed a non-executive director and holds this post to date. 

Robert von Brockdorff is a past president of the Malta Insurance Association, Round Table Malta 1 and Rotary Club Malta. Presently he is a non- executive director of Care Malta Ltd.