Rob Barbour is the Group Data and Insights Director for Travis Perkins Plc; the UK’s largest distributor of building materials to the building and construction industry. He leads data governance, Data Engineering, Analytics and Data Science capabilities within the Group’s Finance Function.
Rob graduated in computer science and went on to study an MSc in Computational Methods and Imaging in Medicine at the University of Manchester, focussing on software development, biophysics and medical imaging techniques. He joined Travis Perkins PLC from Accenture where he developed his data-focused career through a number of pivotal roles in large scale, global transformation projects across the UK, Europe, Asia and Africa spanning a wide range of sectors, including Government, comms, high tech and banking.
He is a BCS Fellow and a certified Google Digital Cloud Leader who is passionate about using data for good in the construction industry. Rob strives to bridge the gap between data and business by empowering colleagues with Data Literacy through data apprenticeships and training. Rob is also a Women in Data Ally and sponsors this network across our group of businesses.