Chartered Accountant Robert Kirtland receives Honorary Fellowship from Oxford Brookes University
Chartered Accountant Robert Kirtland has received an Honorary Fellowship of the University from Oxford Brookes University.
Robert, who was born and educated in Thame, was a founding trustee of Charity Mentors Oxfordshire. He was also Treasurer for the Dorchester Abbey appeal which raised over £4m in the early 2000s, and is currently a Trustee of Charity Centre Oxford.
Robert was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire in 2020, and manages the promotion of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise scheme.
Robert was a governor at Oxford Brookes from 2012 until 2020.
Robert has been a partner at Oxford firm Critchleys for more than 20 years, specialising in advising clients in charity and education. He also works with colleges from the University of Oxford, Academy schools among other charities, and Robert leads Critchley’s charities team.
After receiving his honorary fellowship, Robert said: “I am extremely honoured and proud to receive this Fellowship from Oxford Brookes. My role as Governor of the University was one of the most rewarding things I have done and I was always immensely impressed by the professionalism of the staff and their commitment to the quality of the student experience.”
Robert is one of eight recipients of honorary awards at September’s ceremonies.