Andrew Robinson MBE
For 20 years, Andrew has obsessed about the potential of community enterprise to achieve sustainable change in communities where the market and public sector has failed. He has also been an advocate for the reform of the UK banking sector, so that financial institutions serve the needs of all consumers.
Andrew Robinson is a director of CCLA, one of the UK’s largest investment managers for charities, faith and public sector organisations. Previously, he was the head of Community Development Banking for RBS and NatWest.
Andrew is the chairman of the Community Development Foundation, vice chair of the LankellyChase Foundation, trustee of the RBS Microfinance Fund and a special advisor to Locality. He was a former chairman of UKSIF (the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association), he chaired the steering group that established the Community Development Finance Association (CDFA) and was a founding director of Social Enterprise UK.
He has served on various taskforces and working groups relating to the funding and finance of the sector, and was one of the commissioners of the government review of the community ownership and management of assets.
He was recognised with an MBE for services to social and community enterprise in 2003.