Bob retired in 2001, having achieved the rank of Detective Superintendent from a career serving the Lancashire Constabulary and Greater Manchester Police.
has been involved, as the Senior Officer, in a great number of high profile murder investigations, and has been awarded 4 Commendations, and a Citation of Merit.
Since retirement, Bob has been incredibly active, having served on the Board of the National Probation Service, a Governor of a Rossendale School, a Rossendale Borough Councillor and Chair of the Licencing Committee, and a Non-Executive Director of the Board of Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale PCT, where he Chaired the Audit Committee.
He was until recently the Vice Chair of the Harvest Housing Group Ltd, also chairing the Members and Staffing Committee.
He is also a Consultant on serious crime, and has been involved in a number of crime TV programmes.
On the 1st July 2011, he
was appointed Chair of NHS East Lancashire PCT having served as a Non Executive and more recently Vice Chair during the last 5 years.
spare time, he
is an avid rugby supporter, enjoys travel and supporting local groups and charities.