I am fortunate to have to received a number of rather lovely endorsements from those with whom I have worked. Please feel free to browse these below.
- Board support
- Commercial / Charity sector leadership
Robert is a highly effective Board member with an instinctive understanding of the best way to add value as a non-executive director. In his work on the Board of Westminster Abbey's commercial arm over the last eight years, he has demonstrated a strong and deeply rooted commitment to public service, combined with the sensitivity to operate successfully in the distinctive environment of an iconic national institution.
He brings great clarity of strategic and operational insight to the Board's discussions, and his extensive experience and deep expertise in leadership, employee engagement and customer service excellence have enabled him to make an invaluable contribution to the Abbey’s commercial businesses, which are now some of the most successful in the sector. We benefit greatly from his membership of the Board, and I have no hesitation in recommending him for similar roles in other organisations.
Having worked with Robert over many years, there are few leaders I've come across who are as principled and consistent in their outlook. He combines a sharp commercial mind with a fundamental humanity and belief in people's decency and the importance of them being treated in the same fashion. Purpose-driven organisations, those in the not for profit sector, or businesses that place the employee experience front and centre will find Robert an able, passionate and challenging advisor
Robert is a respected, hugely experienced, tenacious and commercial leader. His drive and energy are contagious. But when I look back on working for him, and with him, what stands out is the skill with which he balances the commercial and the human, and his strong moral compass. In a world which badly needs servant-leaders who are purpose-led, I can think of few people better to lead, or support leaders, in the "new normal".
I brought Rob in to help me with succession planning for my business. His experience and wisdom were so very helpful in navigating a way through the options available to me and my team.
At every stage, he was evaluating our input and able to clearly articulate helpful analysis with wide management experience and an external perspective.
Planning to step back from the company one created is not easy. Without Rob's insightful assistance I fear we might still be circling around trying to see the way forward. I highly recommend him.