Robert Breakwell Joins Chilterns MS Centre

Robert Breakwell is joining the Chilterns MS Centre as its Interim Chief Executive from early September.

Robert was Chief Executive of the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home (now Rennie Grove Hospice Care) between 2008 and 2012 and was the charity’s Appeals & Communications Director for the preceding 13 years. He originally joined the charity in 1988 as a fundraising volunteer and also served as a trustee. As Appeals & Communications Director, he increased the charity’s fundraising income from £80,000 per annum to £2.5million whilst in post.

In 2008, Robert led a strategic review of the the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home’s services which resulted in a 5 year strategic plan, “Better Care for More People”. He was made redundant from the charity in May 2013 as part of a cost-cutting review.

“I am delighted to take up the role of Interim Chief Executive at the Chilterns MS Centre as it is a charity that I admire greatly”, Robert says. “With my experience as a Chief Executive and as a fundraiser, I’m sure I can bring the skills and experience needed to support and lead both staff and volunteers in continuing to deliver high quality services. Above all, I’m really excited by the opportunities that the role presents and I can’t wait to meet clients, members and staff.”

Chairman of Trustees, Nick Brown, commented “We’re delighted that Robert is joining the charity at a significant point in its development. I am sure that he will receive a warm welcome from everyone involved with the Chilterns MS Centre”

Robert is married with two teenage children and lives in Aston Clinton.