Rob was appointed to the Board of CCW as Chair of the Northern region in 2015, and became CCW’s national Chair in 2019. He is also Head Commissioner of the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN).
Rob served as a Councilor on Kirklees Council from 1987 to 1995 and from 2000 to 2018, a Council Leader from 2006 to 2009 and he was the first Chair of the Leeds City Region. He also served on the Board of the Audit Commission from 2011 to 2015 and the Environment Agency from 2009 to 2015 where he was Deputy Chair from 2012 to 2015.
He grew up on the family farm in Yorkshire which the family now run as an Equestrian and farming business.
He receives £36,400 year for a two-day week and is appointed until 5 June 2022.