As Chief Executive of Calderdale Council in West Yorkshire, Robin leads the Council’s workforce, performance and budget. In October 2018, he was elected as the Deputy Spokesperson for Community Wellbeing for the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE). Since 2005, Robin has supported local government across the country as an accredited peer leading reviews on cohesion and corporate performance. Robin has worked in a number of senior roles in local government, in the Probation Service and the voluntary sector. His work in LB Waltham Forest led to the authority securing Beacon status for cohesion and community engagement. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Trustee of the Lankelly Chase Foundation, and has Masters degrees in Social Work and Management.