Rob Gofton

On leaving school Rob became a professional cricketer and played for 5 years before a shoulder injury forced his early retirement. During his career he played for Worcestershire & Leicestershire and made his first class debut against the tourist, Pakistan, in 1992.

Following his cricketing career, Rob returned to education and went to study at De Montfort University, studying Marketing & Accounting, graduating in 1996.

Rob stayed local, working for a travel, incentive and event management agency based just outside Loughborough where he eventually became a Group Director of the promotions and incentives team.

In 2003 he relocated to Devon and joined the University of Plymouth Students’ Union and became Director of Communications & Social Enterprise. He had responsibility for all the commercial services; bar, nightclub, shop and catering. He was also responsible for the marketing and communications for the Students’ Union.

After nearly 9 years at Plymouth he left to become the Chief Executive of Falmouth & Exeter Students’ Union (FXU). FXU is a unique organisation that represents students from Falmouth University and the students, based in Cornwall, studying for the University of Exeter.

Rob is delighted to be a Trustee for De Montfort University Students’ Union saying “when I saw the opportunity to become a Trustee for DSU I was keen to apply. I had such an amazing time at De Montfort and have many fond memories of my time there. All the times I spent in the Union made it an integral part in shaping my university experience so I wanted to give something back by volunteering to be a Trustee. I hope with my background and my current experience of working in another Students’ Union can be used, in some small way, to help DSU.”