Robbie went to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1969 and was commissioned in 1971.
He read History at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge from 1972-75 and left the army in 1989. Robbie has 29 years experience in health, social care and children services in executive and non-executive roles.
From 1996-1999 he ran Bupa’s 37 hospitals, was Group MD of Healthcall, main board director of Nestor plc and CEO of Clinovia from 2003-2007.
Robbie was Non-Executive Chairman of the National Fostering Agency from 2009-16, City & County Healthcare from 2009-16 and Orchard Care Homes from 2016-18, as well as a Non-Executive Director of HPFT, an NHS mental health trust, from 2015-2018.
Robbie is Chair of the Trustee Board of The Garden Classroom.