From leaving school, Rod has had an exciting career with lead roles in sales, branch management, training and supply chain, eventually being appointed Divisional Director for Logistics in August 2000, and then Divisional Director for UK Sales in March 2003. From 2008, Rod moved over to the public sector, and initially was appointed as Head of Operations for Learndirect careers advice, soon transferring this function into the Learning and Skills Council within central government as part of the Machinery of Government changes. Rod has been active on a number of programme boards overseeing national procurement, business change and the turning of government policy into delivery within Business Innovation and Skills and more recently the Department for Education as Head of Outsourced Services.
Since taking early retirement in 2021, Rod continues to put his time and experience to good use in the local community including recently becoming a non executive director with Hull University Students Union Commercial board.
Leisure interests and hobbies include guitar, painting, geology, running and motorcycling, and committee member for North Ferriby FC Supporters Club.