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Robert Tinsley

Investigations Panel, Architect Member


During a 35 year career as a practicing architect culminating in 12 years as chairman and joint senior partner of William Saunders Partnership, Robert Tinsley has led professional construction teams involved in a wide variety of buildings ranging from  small and medium sized refurbishments up to multi million pound new build commercial projects. He has also acted as an expert witness and professional advisor.

Having spent the first part of his professional life working in Zambia and Nigeria, he joined William Saunders in 1978 and became a partner in 1984.

As joint founder member and chairman of WSP Safety Ltd until it was sold in an MBO in 2003, Robert has always had a keen interest in establishing and progressing the good management of health and safety in design and construction both within his practice and externally for the Association of Project Safety.

Retiring as chairman of William Saunders in 2010, Robert maintains an active involvement as a consultant to the business.

Register of Interests – 2019

Membership of Formal Groups


Business, Professional or Social Relationships

RIBA retired member

Companies or Associations which you or members of your family are officers or employees or in which you or they have beneficial interests

WSP Property Developments LLP – Designated Member
Carr Croft Court Ltd – Co-opted Director

Involvement in Partnerships, Joint Ventures or Consortia

As above

Professional Relationships with individuals, organisations or businesses that might have relationships with ARB

As above – RIBA retired member



Declaration of Interests

Paid employment

Unpaid work


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Political or campaign activity