Rob Hughes worked at Mars for 32 years where he held numerous positions in Sales and Marketing for both their Pet Food and Food divisions. He was Managing Director of Mars Food in the UK for 9 years and was a member of the Mars UK Board and the Mars European Food Board. Over the last three years he was a member and advisor to Business in the Community ‘Health in the Workplace’ Leadership team.
Rob retired from Mars in May 2011. He is passionate about making a difference and is particularly interested in supporting the rehabilitation of children and young people with brain tumours, as well as raising brain tumour awareness and finding a cure. He is also the parent and charity representative on the NHS review of children’s neurosurgery. Rob and his wife, Carole, established Anna’s Hope, a member charity of Brain Tumour Research, when they lost their youngest daughter, Anna, to a brain tumour at the age of three years and eight months.