Until the end of 1999, Rob Douglas worked for the Royal Dutch/Shell Group where he held a number of senior finance and general management posts. He was Chair of the Surrey Learning and Skills Council from 2000 to 2008, and was a non-executive Director and Deputy Chairman of the South East England Development Agency from 2001 to 2007. He was then Chairman of SEEDA from 2009 to 2012. From 2004 to 2010 Rob was a member of various advisory boards at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. He was appointed Chair of the UK Space Agency Steering Board in 2011 and is also Chair of the Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People. He is a business adviser specialising in senior executive development.
Rob lives in Walton upon Thames and is married with two sons.
He chairs the HEFCE Board's Audit Committee and serves on the Strategic Development Fund Panel.
Date appointed to the Board: June 2008
|Organisation in which interest exists||Nature of interest (directorship, shareholding, membership, etc)|
|University of Newcastle Business School||Advisory Board member|
|UK Space Agency||Chair of Steering Board|
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