Robert Bowater


Robert is the Trust’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the Trust. 

He joined the Trust on a full-time basis from August 2018, bringing more than 25 years of education services and executive management experience.

Robert has worked in both primary and secondary education and is passionate about the welfare and development of young people to ensure they get the very best opportunities to grow into confident, well-adjusted adults who can make the most of their skills and talents.

He was previously the co-founder and Chief Executive of the drb Group, an education services provider, delivering a diverse range of essential support services from the provision of strategic financial management services, leadership and curriculum support, training and seminars for middle and senior leaders and strategic marketing.

As part of his support to the wider community, Robert was previously a Trustee of the Children’s University through the Central University Trust, a past Governor and Chair of Finance of a Birmingham primary school and actively supports a number of local charities.

Robert’s vision is for the Trust to deliver on its mission and transform pupils’ lives for the better.