Rob Avann

Rob Avann

Professional profile

Rob is an experienced charity Chief Executive and Trustee. He is currently the Chief Executive of the Open University Students Association and a Trustee for two other charities, Collections Trust and the Open University Students Educational Trust (OUSET).

Outside of work, Rob is an active and regular volunteer across the sector, including as a mentor for first-time charity Chief Executives and as a consultant to other charities with their growth, strategic development and business planning.

Before working within charities, Rob began his career in local government, where he led successful community safety partnerships and commissioned associated services from the charity sector, including support services for domestic violence and for victims of high-level anti-social behaviour and intimidation.

Rob is excited to be a Trustee for Bucks Mind, bringing his skills and experience to help to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health and ensure the availability of services for all who need them.

Personal profile

Rob lives in Newport Pagnell with his wife and three young children. He is an avid walker with a passion for history and heritage and a fan of podcasts, American Football and exploring whisk(e)y.