Robin Walker is a seasoned and experienced business leader who is applying those skills in his charitable roles in a plural semi-retirement career. He was appointed Chairman of trustees of Connect : North Korea in June 2017 and joined the Trustee board of Action4Youth Inspiration scheme in September 2017. He also joined the TCF Trustee board in 2019.
He is an experienced business leader who worked in food sector in the UK and Internationally for 40+ years as a senior executive working at C-suite level in several large corporates (e.g. Heinz, Danone, Northern Foods Plc) and now has a portfolio of Charity and Non Executive Director roles to employ that wealth of experience for the benefit of others. He currently sits on the board of Berry Gardens Growers Ltd as Chairman and on the board of James Hutton Ltd and has previously been on the boards of Polair in Russia, A.B. Snaige in Lithuania and in the UK APHA (a DEFRA agency), PizzaRossa Ltd and Shirlaws Group Ltd a consultancy and coaching business.
Amongst others the skills that are most transferrable from his commercial experience to the charity sector are :
- Strategy development
- Business turnaround
- Organisational development
- Driving change
- Project management
Robin has lived in Chalfont St Peter in 2 spells which make up the bulk of his life and is married with one daughter and one grandson. His interests outside of working include good food, wine and travel along with motor sport.