Rob has a predominantly NHS acute sector, teaching hospital background with significant leadership and business experience. He has supported improvement activities across a wide range of clinical (medical and surgical), clinical support (therapeutic and diagnostic) and system support services (including estates, IT and procurement).

More recently he has managed competitive processes for technology development through the Small Business Research Initiatives (SBRI) and is currently a Board member of the Healthcare SBRI.

Rob has complemented his practical experience with academic studies recently completing his Masters in Health Care Management.

His wider understanding of health economics including market failure has been used to inform the development of KSS AHSN market access services locally. Nationally Rob supported the development of the Academic Health Science Network policy has chaired the national AHSN Commercial Directors’ Forum and is a member of the AHSN Network’s Medicines Optimisation group as well as the NICE Implementation Collaborative a national cross sector group.  He is also a Board member of South East Health Technologies Alliance.