The death occurred in July 2021 peacefully at his home in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire of Robin "Robbie" Robertson at the age of 86.
Robbie in the late 1980's, was appointed Managing Director of Marconi Communication Systems Chelmsford following a very successful career within the Company progressing through various departments where he held senior positions.
Starting life after leaving Enfield Grammar School, Robbie took up an apprenticeship with a TV Company spending much time on the roof of houses installing TV Aerials. His apprenticeship covered three years before he joined the RAF as a deferred entrant. When he returned to civilian life, he joined Marconi's working in various countries including mainly Turkey and Aden installing Marconi products.
In 1963 he was engaged to Helen his future wife, and then went on business visits to Hong Kong, coming back to England to marry Helen in August of that year. Robbie and Helen travelled widely living in Hong Kong, Pakistan, Iran and Nigeria and then to Bermuda where son David was born. In Bermuda Robbie was seconded to Cable and Wireless to assist on the "Man in the Moon" project for NASA. Three years later daughter Kate was born in England.
Over the following years, Robbie was appointed to various Senior positions within Marconi Communication Systems and still carried out many overseas visits promoting the products and systems of the Company, before becoming its Managing Director. He was at this time awarded the Prince Philip medal for his major contribution to British Industry . In the late 1980's Robbie moved to GEC Coventry where he was appointed to head up their Export team.
Retiring in 1995,Robbie pursued a new career in gardening but continued to serve on the GEC/Marconi Pension Advisory Committee for a number of years. Church life was an important aspect of Robbies life and he was deeply involved in a group masterminding the rebuild of local St. Nicholas Church following a major fire.
Robbie leaves a wife Helen and two children David and Kate and three Grandchildren Alfie, Gabriella and Martha all of whom were his pride and joy.
Robbie was cremated in Leamington Spa on Monday 26th July 2021.