Bob is an Adjunct and Client Director at Ashridge. During his Ashridge career Bob has been director of finance programmes and director of the Advanced Management Programme, as well as leading Ashridge's Open Programme business. More recently he was Director of Executive Education and a member of the Ashridge Management Team.
After graduating, Bob taught Economics for two years and then moved into industry to qualify as an accountant. He held a number of financial management posts within the BAT Industries Group with a concentration on developing and implementing integrated accounting and management information systems. Bob has been involved in leading a number of major executive development initiatives in organisations such as the BBC, Rexam and Continental. Bob has been Chair of UNICON, the International University Consortium for Executive Education, a global network of business schools, and he is currently an Emeritus Board member.
Bob's interest in finance is in how organisations approach the creation of value and in how decisions with significant financial impact are made. Outside finance, his interests are in developing managers' abilities to take an integrated, cross-functional approach to business problems.