After gaining a law degree from Cambridge University, Robin qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in London since which he has gathered 30 years of experience in financial services in the UK working as a regulator, management consultant, corporate finance advisor, and in a range of executive roles including finance, treasury, audit, risk and operations. He has extensive experience of financial services accounting, financial control and audit requirements, and of ICAA/ILAA including underlying modelling and over-arching stress testing elements.
His most recent executive role was with the Yorkshire Building Society where he was Chief Financial Officer and over 13 years held roles that involved leading the Group’s finance, treasury, audit, strategy and planning, legal and risk functions as well as a number of operational areas including underwriting. He obtained extensive exposure to all areas of Executive and Board committees and governance including main Board and Board Audit and Risk committees. He was heavily involved in seeing the Society (and those that merged with it) through the global financial crisis including extensive interaction with the regulatory team.