1st Planner, Founder and Managing Director
Rob is the founder and MD of 1st Planner and the originator of the “Win Win Initiative”. This involves planning pupil populations, quantifying Local Authority pressures, identifying capital funding, assessing sufficiency, reviewing efficiency and collaboratively establishing strategic development plans. The LA’s, MATs and Diocese who are part of the initiative all benefit from making the best use of our existing school estate and the considerable budgets that are available. With a background in the planning of large education construction schemes, Rob applies a data driven approach to identifying opportunities and solutions across country for MATs, Diocese and Local Authorities alike. Martin Hair Martin has worked within the estates sector for the past 8 years, largely Educational builds. He joined CMAT in 2017 as the Director of Estates responsible for Estate Management & Health & Safety. He oversees the management and effective use of SCA funding and is responsible for the delivery of all building projects. He also manages the procurement of energy, maintenance, catering and other contracts for centralisation. He is also responsible in maximising trust estates, property and facilities as a source of income and community use and supports the board and trustees in delivering projects that maximise value for money.