Robin is the Chief Executive of Northwards Housing, the 3 Star ALMO set up to manage and improve the Council's 13,500 homes in North Manchester. He is a member of Manchester’s Strategic Housing Board and Chairs the North Manchester Housing Partnership.
Before moving to Manchester, Robin worked in Leeds for over 20 years including being founder Chief Executive of Leeds West Homes, Assistant Director of Housing & Environmental Health with the Council & Project Director of Leeds Partnership Homes. He chaired Leeds YouthBuild Board and he was a member of the Board of Sadeh Lok, a BME association based in Huddersfield, having stepped down after many years service, including the position of Vice Chair
Robin graduated in Planning, but went into the housing sector with Liverpool Housing Trust. He has a post graduate qualification in Housing & is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. He became a Member of CIH Council in 2005, Chaired the Policy and Practice Board for 4 years and served as President of CIH for 17 months until May 2013.