Robert Aitken was a Government lawyer for 32 years specialising in community, child care, public health and public inquiries. He undertook governance reviews of major government projects and was a non-executive director of an NHS hospital and Community Care Trust for seven years. Robert was special advisor for the Care Quality Commission on hospital inspections, and was a trustee of Coram Children’s Legal Centre as well as a member of Coram’s board of trustees. In addition, he also sat on the board of trustees for The Poet in the City along with a community football initiative. He currently chairs a community centre in North London and sits on a primary school board of governors.