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Robert Parkinson

Chair

Robert's initial career spanned over ten years in marketing and sales in major FMCG organisations, culminating in senior international roles. He moved into general management in the early 1990's and was MD of a number of businesses in healthcare, security and outsourced support services.

Robert became a headhunter in 2004, focusing primarily on the recruitment of board level roles in the infrastructure, support services and defence sectors​. He now combines executive search consultancy and business advisory services with non-executive/trustee positions.

Robert became a trustee of Ormiston Families in 2014 and chair in 2015. He is also a governor of a leading girls’ boarding and day school.

Robert has an MA (joint honours in modern history and modern languages) from Oxford University. He is married, with two adult daughters.