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Major General (Ret) Bill Robins CB OBE led tactical communications units in parachute, mechanised, armoured and infantry formations of the British Army.
He defined the requirement for the UK Government protected Crisis Management Centre. As MOD Director General of Information and Communications Services, he designed the Joint Command Systems Initiative.
He was Chairman of the Royal Signals Institution, the Army’s think tank on ICS. He worked as a consultant for HM Treasury before joining Marconi, then BAE Systems and working on large ICS programmes.
From 2005-2008 he chaired the Management Board for the MOD/BT PFI programme for Defence Fixed Telecommunications.
From 2008-2012 he supported the MOD Key Systems Advisor (KSA) in his remit to tighten up the management of MOD information and communications programmes.
He is a member of the Security Community of Expertise in BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, focusing on the security of mobile payments.
He is an Associate Fellow of RUSI, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and a Visiting Professor at Cranfield University.