Rodger joined Thrive in March 2018 motivated by a desire to be involved in Social & Therapeutic Horticulture and the hugely diverse range of people that the charity helps.

Before joining Thrive Rodger had careers in the military and the police, before moving to the Charity Sector.

An important focus for Rodger throughout his police career was the protection of vulnerable people and communities, he was instrumental in helping to develop the police’s understanding and approach to disability and mental health.

On retiring from the police, Rodger worked for military charities. This change in career direction was prompted by a drive to help the vulnerable and witnessing many of his ex-military colleagues fighting with poor mental health.