Head of Governance and International Relations, UK Sport
Rob is Head of Governance and International Relations at UK Sport, the UK’s high-performance sports agency, leading their work in driving and supporting the highest standards of governance, equality and diversity, and wider organisational health in funded bodies. This includes overseeing implementation of the Code for Sports Governance, as well as supporting the development and enhancement of healthy National Governing Bodies (NGBs) at the heart of the high-performance system. Rob also oversees UK Sport’s international work, centred on ensuring the UK has a strong, respected and supportive voice in international sport. This includes overseeing UK Sport’s strategic investment into NGBs aimed at facilitating positive relations with their International Sports Federations, advocating for the highest standards of international sports governance, and driving partnerships and sport development programmes in more than 30 countries around the world.
Rob has previously worked for the FCO, with postings in Japan and Bangladesh, as well as research institutions to develop academic partnerships between the UK and Asia.