Bob Branson


Appointed as an Independent Governor in January 2019.

Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1986, Bob’s career has spanned a number of organisations, including starting up a forensic accountancy service within PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Birmingham. He joined the Environment Agency in 2000 and was Finance Director from 2016-18.  From 2012 to 2018 Bob was a member of the Financial Reporting Advisory Board that sets accounting standards for the whole of the public sector. Following a year as Director of Finance Operations at Defra, aligning systems and processes across the five largest organisations in Defra group. In October 2019, he was appointed Finance Director for Birmingham City University. He retired in April 2022.