Moving to Milton Keynes in 1983 to take up his appointment as consultant general surgeon in the as then unopened hospital opened up exciting new challenges.
Robin held numerous management and planning positions during his career. He set up and was lead clinician for breast, vascular and paediatric surgery. Other significant positions were held for several years – lead cancer clinician, director of surgery and the first medical director when the Trust was established. Robin was an examiner for both the fellowships and memberships of the Royal Colleges of surgeons holding the FRCS of all three UK Colleges. Until recently he was an assessor for the Intercollegiate MRCS exam.
Fast forward around 25 years and planning towards retirement he rekindled his lifelong passion for visual art. When a temporary studio space became available at Westbury this opportunity was seized and a happy 6 months culminated in his first and very successful collaborative exhibition with Joe Little.
When a permanent space became available over two years ago, Robin was delighted to be welcomed in to the Westbury community and now occupies a splendidly wonky studio in the oldest part of the building.
Becoming a Trustee at an extremely challenging time for WAC gives him an opportunity to help to contribute to strategic developments which will involve all Residents considering how we should be planning for the future.