Robin has been Chief Executive at Calderdale Council, in West Yorkshire, since June 2017, and the Accountable Officer for NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) since October 2020. He is responsible for leading both the Council’s and CCG workforce, supporting system leadership across the area with public, private and voluntary sector leaders in support of Calderdale Vision 2024, and overseeing a £600m capital programme across the borough’s market towns.
Robin is lead Chief Executive for Workforce Development and Cohesion, Resilience and Migration Issues for Yorkshire and Humber. He is co-chair of West Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum leading the emergency response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and a member of the National Vaccine Programme Steering Group. Robin is one of the sector leaders for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Integrated Care System, where is also joint SRO of the Improving Population Health Programme. He has supported other Councils as a peer since 2005, most recently for Dudley MBC and Devon County Council.
He was elected SOLACE lead spokesperson for economic prosperity in October 2020, having been deputy lead for Health and Social Care for the last two years. Robin was previously Director of Communities and Business Change for Calderdale, leading the redevelopment of the multi-award winning restoration and redevelopment of the Piece Hall and new Central Library in Halifax, and Vice-Chair of the Yorkshire Festival. Robin is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Trustee of the Lankelly Chase Foundation, and a keen runner in all weathers!