Roland leads the Cathedral’s flourishing education and visual arts programmes, and works to ensure that visitors to the building have the best possible understanding of what it stands for. He holds responsibility for ecumenical relations, and serves on the Cathedral Council, the Project Board overseeing the current capital works and Winchester Cathedral Enterprises Limited, its commercial arm.
Roland’s previous roles include working as Director of Ministry at the Southern Theological Education and Training Scheme, working with Anglican, Methodist and United Reformed Churches. He joined Winchester Cathedral in 2005.
Over his time in Winchester Roland has been much involved in the world of education, as a Foundation Governor at Peter Symonds College and on the Foundation Committee at the University of Winchester, as well as with The Pilgrims’ School.
Roland was appointed Vice-Dean in 2013 which involves paying particular attention to the governance of the institution. During the vacancy, following the retirement of the Very Revd James Atwell in July 2016, he was acting as Dean.
Roland is married to the artist Sophie Hacker, with whom he has a grown-up daughter, and enjoys tennis for recreation.