Robert Barker was appointed in September 2017, having served on the Audit and Risk Committee as an external member for the previous year. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and an Associate of the Institute of Taxation of England and Wales. He was, until his retirement, a tax partner in KPMG, specialising in Financial Services. Since retirement, he has been involved with a number of charitable organisations apart from Rehab Group. These include Howth Branch RNLI (where is he Treasurer), Sail Training Ireland (where he is a Director), Irish Cruising Club (where he is Hon. Treasurer) and Trustee and Hon. Treasurer of the Malawi Girls Education Fund. His interests include hiking, theatre, reading and sailing.