Robert Napier CBE is Chairman of the Homes and Communities Agency, having formerly been Chairman and Non-Executive Director of English Partnerships. Robert is also Chairman of the Board of the Met Office. 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 currently a Non-Executive Director of Anglian Water Services. He was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Rentokil Initial plc, Non-Executive Director of United Biscuits plc, Chairman of the CBI Transport Policy Committee and President of the National Council of Building Material Producers. Robert’s community activities include being Chairman of the Governors of Sedbergh School and a Trustee of Baynards Zambia Trust. He has also recently retired from the position of Chair for the trustees of the Carbon Disclosure Project."