Rob is Chief Executive of the Berkeley Group, one of Britain's most successful, sustainable developers. He joined the company in 1994 having qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young. He was appointed to the Main Board in 2001 and became Chief Executive in 2009.
A year later Rob launched 'Our Vision', a far-reaching plan which challenges Berkeley to become a world class business. This evolving strategy pushes the company to create exceptional places, to maximise the social value of every development and to achieve the very highest standards of environmental sustainability.
Under his management, Berkeley has sustained customer satisfaction scores which match the most respected brands in the country and became the UK's first carbon positive homebuilder in 2018. The company has recently launched a ground-breaking approach to delivering a net gain in biodiversity on every new development site.
Over the last five years Berkeley Group has built 19,500 homes of all types and tenures, made a £12bn contribution to the UK economy and supported an average of 27,000 jobs per anum.
Rob is passionate about Berkeley's corporate citizenship, and in 2011 the company launched the Berkeley Foundation, a registered charity that has grown to support thousands of disadvantaged young people each year. As Chair of Trustees, Rob oversees the foundation's work on homelessness, unemployment, skills development and care.
Rob regularly contributes to public debates on housing policy and construction skills, and is a member of the Bank of England's Residential Property Forum. A graduate of Aston University, he is now a member of its governing council and supports their work as a leading technical and engineering research and teaching centre.
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