Rob Hunter

I am the strategy, people and development director for the Development Bank of Wales. I lead the company on future fundraising and strategic planning. 

Specialising in public finance, I have held a number of high-profile roles at the Ministry of Defence, where I was the lead accountant on the creation and sale of QinetiQ plc as well as the creation of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratories.

I joined the Welsh European Funding Office as finance and programme director, before becoming director of finance for the Welsh Government’s Department for Economy Science and Transport. I have been closely involved in bidding for funds including the Wales Flexible Investment Fund, Property Development and Capital Growth Funds.

I am a fully-qualified management accountant, and I have been a member of the Department for Economy Science and Transport’s investment panel for the Wales Economic Growth Fund. I have also undertaken various directorship roles, including being Chair of the Cardiff Airport Holding Company.