Robbie Burns – Chair

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 appointed Non-Executive Chair of the National Fostering Agency and C&C Healthcare from 2009-2016.

Currently he’s a Non Executive Director of HPFT, a NHS mental health trust and Non-Executive Director of Orchard Care Homes.

Robbie is Chair of the Trustee Board of The Garden Classroom.