Rob joined the Foundation in June 2023.
He brings a wealth of retail and commercial experience to the board, having spent over 30 years working in senior roles for companies including Mars, ASDA, Pets at Home and Halfords. For the past 9 years he has also been an advisor to the British Heart Foundation Retail Committee.
Rob retired from his full time executive career in 2018. He is married with 2 grown up sons and enjoys an active outdoor life in the Lake District. He is also a Gold Duke of Edinburgh expedition assessor in Cumbria and business mentor for the Prince’s Trust.
Rob is looking forward to continuing the amazing work of the Costa Foundation charity. The legacy that has been created is awesome, and he hopes that with his drive and determination the charity will continue to change the life story of children in coffee growing areas of the world.