Bob joined CW in May 2015 with a focus on leading the development of the organisation, broadening its reach with other sectors and clusters, while retaining the unique culture and dynamism of the CW community. Working with the Events team, Bob is strategy lead for a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and recently joined the editorial panel for the company’s latest venture; CW Journal, a quarterly publication advocating strong tech thought leadership within the wider CW community.
Prior to working at CW, Bob was Director for Technology at UK Trade & Investment [UKTI] where he successfully led teams helping UK tech companies to access overseas opportunities as well as attracting technology inward investment into the UK. He also coordinated the UKTI science and innovation agenda and was responsible for the delivery of UKTI events from small missions to large trade fairs.
Married with grown-up children, Bob graduated from Cambridge University and remains a proud Cambridge citizen. In the mid-1980s (when vinyl still ruled) he worked for a record shop chain, so, with too many choices of record – a bootleg version made the photo cut.