Bob joined the Board of Barratt Developments plc. as a Non-Executive Director in June 2008 and was appointed Chairman in July 2008.
Educated at Cambridge University, Bob is a qualiﬁed engineer with an MBA. His career has spanned several United Kingdom and continental groups, including 11 years as Chairman of Hays plc, 10 years as Chief Executive of Electrocomponents plc. and three years as Managing Director of Vitec Group plc.
He became Chairman of Genus plc. in November 2010 and is also Chairman of the Federation of Groundwork Trusts, a group of charities helping people and organisations make changes in order to create better neighbourhoods, to build skills and job prospects, and to live and work in a greener way.