Robyn is Chief Operating Officer for CNWL NHS TRUST, a large community-based organisation with a £550 million turnover and over 7,500 staff spread over 150 sites. Robyn started working for CNWL in 1988, has worked in the Trust for over 30 years, and has worked in most directorates across the Trust.
Robyn has worked as a non-executive director in the private sector, as well as in many voluntary sector organisations, and also served on the Government advisory board for drugs and alcohol for a number of years. After qualifying as a registered psychiatric nurse in New Zealand in 1983, she has held a number of positions in management across various mental health, addiction, offender care, learning disabilities and other community services, in New Zealand, Australia and England.
In 2005 she completed her MSc in Change Agent Skills at Surrey University. Robyn has an interest in maximising individual’s potential and building dynamic and effective teams working within in complex environments. She has recently completed a Diploma in coaching and her drive as a leader is to maximise others’ potential.
Robyn led the NHS provider response to the Grenfell disaster, and more recently has been doing targeted work in Brent regarding health inequalities and Covid-19.