Organisation Structure - Chief Executive
Robin joined the PLA as chief executive officer on 31 March 2014.
Prior to joining the PLA, Robin had 20 years’ experience in the UK Government civil service, working on transport, environment, infrastructure and overseas development. He was Private Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister from 1997-1998 and later to the Secretary of State for Transport from 2001-2003. In 2007, he became a Director in Defra where he led the Government’s Adapting to Climate Change programme, oversaw the creation of the Canal & River Trust and directed policy on farming and the environment.
Robin is a Member of the CBI’s London Council and, since 2012, a Trustee of the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, a Cambridge based charity. He is a trustee of Thames 21 and a director of Estuary Services Ltd.