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Robert Hodgson, Chair of RedR International

Robert Hodgson joined RedR in 1980. He is a civil and geotechnical engineer working independently with a number of consultancies, including Patrons Black & Veatch, with whom he originally trained.

Robert has been a member of RedR since its inception and has undertaken numerous assignments with a range of client agencies. His day-job is as a civil engineering consultant, who specialises in ground investigations and design of earth structures and foundations for water infrastructure. He also coordinates research into low-cost housing at the University of Exeter and is Clerk to Uplowman Parish Council. He has a passion for community involvement at all levels and promotes community links through Devon Aid, a charity established in 1986.

“Haiti has been the biggest thing I have confronted…we saw a capital city wiped out”