Rob is based in Harrogate where he was until Summer 2023 joint CEO of the Bettys & Taylors Group, with lead responsibility for Organisational Development, People and Culture. Before that he was Director of The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts in London, CEO of London Emergencies Trust at the time of the Grenfell fire and London terror attacks, and has held Senior Leadership Team positions at grant making trusts - the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust. He is now Interim Director of the Voluntary & Community Sector Emergencies Partnership, hosted by the British Red Cross.
Earlier in his career, Rob was an academic researching social justice and youth issues, and then a Whitehall civil servant working on youth, equalities and citizenship policy areas. Legally trained in Scots Law, he has been a trustee and strategic adviser to a number of charities, and a school governor.