Position: Associate Fellow
Major General (Ret) Bill Robins CB OBE led tactical communications units in parachute, mechanised, armoured and infantry formations of the British Army.
During a spell in Whitehall, he led the requirements team for a strategic protected Whitehall bunker, directed Command and Information Systems for the Army and as Director General of Information and Communications Services, attempted to unify UK Defence information services across MoD, Cabinet Office and other Government systems and into the theatres of operations.
On leaving the Army in 1998, he was appointed Chairman of the Royal Signals Institution and worked as a consultant for the Treasury before joining Marconi and then BAE Systems where his last appointment was as Director of Advanced Concepts for the newly formed C4ISR Group. He left BAE Systems in 2003 and now runs his own consultancy specializing in Defence and Security Information Management. He chairs the Board for the Defence Fixed Telecommunications Service PFI programme for both partners, MoD and BT.
He is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and a Visiting Professor at Cranfield University, assigned to the UK Defence Academy.