Robert Napier CBE


Robert Napier CBE is Chairman of the Homes and Communities Agency, having previously been Chairman and Non-Executive Director of English Partnerships.

Before this he was Chief Executive of WWF-UK, the UK arm of the World Wide Fund for Nature, from 1999 to April 2007. Before that he spent 16 years at Redland plc, where he was successively Financial Director, Managing Director and Chief Executive. Robert is a former Chairman of the Board of the Met Office.

Robert is currently a Non-executive Director of Anglian Water Group and a Trustee of the Royal College of Surgeons England.

Robert’s community activities include being chairman of the charity WCMC (World Conservation Monitoring Centre) and a Trustee of Baynards Zambia Trust and the Watts Gallery.

Previous roles in government

  • Chair