Bob was appointed to the Riccarton House and Bush Trust Board as a City Councillor in 2004. On leaving the Council in 2010, Bob was reappointed to the Trust by his fellow Trust Members as a Public Member of the Board.
In February 2017 Bob was elected Chairman of the Riccarton House and Bush Trust upon the retirement of the long-serving Charles Deans.
For many years Bob has had a keen interest in issues affecting the residents of the Riccarton Wigram area. He is currently a Trustee for a range of other local organisations including the Air Force Museum and the Christchurch (Riccarton) Racecourse. Bob also chairs several community-based organisations including the Enrich Community Chaplaincy Trust, working with the intellectually disabled in our community, and the Hornby Community Care Trust which offers rooms and support for a range of other local organisations.
Bob is a Director of R A Shearing Contractors Ltd, a local earthmoving and paving company.