Robert is the founder and CEO of the drb Ignite Trust, which has over 3200 pupils across nine primary schools in the West Midlands. Robert is passionate about the potential of education and committed to making a difference to the life chances of children from the most disadvantaged backgrounds and communities. He believes in strong collaborative school leadership and the open sharing of practice and expertise both within and across schools. He wants every child to enjoy school and feels it provides them exciting opportunities to experience all a creative education has to offer.
Robert’s background is corporate business and finance. In the past he has founded and built a number of successful commercial companies providing a range of services to the education sector. As CEO he developed strong teams with high expectations and diverse skills.
Robert brings fresh perspectives to the role of Academy Trust CEO. His broad experience encourages flexibility, innovation, and determination in facing the issues of educational leadership both now and into the future.