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Biography

Andrew Robinson, VR,BA(Hons.), MSC, PGD, FCIPD

Andrew Robinson was appointed Chief Executive of the Diocese of Winchester in 2008.  Working alongside the Bishop of Winchester, Andrew shares in the policy formation and leadership of the Diocese.  He has a key role advising on strategy, policy and resources.  He is responsible for the leadership and oversight of the staff employed by the Board across all of its business areas. 

As a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Andrew has specialised in corporate re-engineering and reward policy.  In this capacity he has helped a number of organisations restructure, including housing associations and government departments.  He currently Chairs the Church of England’s National Reward and Evaluation Group.

Since 2000 Andrew has been a commissioned officer in the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) and has undertaken a variety of roles and operational deployments; between 2013 and 2017 he was the Naval Equerry to HRH Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO.  In 2017 Andrew was appointed to head-up leadership strategy and development within the RNR. 

Andrew is a Governor of Winchester University, a member of the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board, director of two academy trusts and Chairs the Local Authority funded Hampshire Good Neighbour Network.  Andrew was appointed a lay Canon of Winchester Cathedral in 2012. 

Prior to joining the Diocese of Winchester, Andrew held a number of senior positions within the Church of England.  Andrew started his career in local government, working in the commercial property sector.  He graduated from Christ Church College, Kent University with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and Information Technology; a MSc in Financial Decision Analysis from Portsmouth University Business School and a Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership through the Defence College and Kings College London.  In 2017 Andrew attended the Kaospilot Centre for Creative Leadership in Denmark.

Andrew is married to Lorraine and has two daughters – Abigail and Naomi. Andrew is a member of Mountain Training Association (LL), British Mountaineering Council and the British Triathlon Association.

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