Rod has now retired as a successful professional photographer with a busy studio – twice MPA Scottish Portrait Photographer of the Year – but through his professional years he never lost their amateur roots. He joined Dumfries C.C. in 1983 and has served as their President three times. He has been a member of the SPF Executive for more than 25 years and has been SPF President. He joined the PAGB Executive in 1990 and served as President 2005-2007 and is now their Hon. Life Vice President. He organised and chaired the PAGB Inter-Club Print Championship from its inception in 1997 until 2016 and the PAGB GB Cup from its inception in 2008 to 2015 but he considers his most important contribution to be as non-voting Chairman of the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit. He also produces the PAGB e-news.
Rod has previously been a member of the RPS Council and has served on the Associate and Fellowship Panels for Visual Art, Photo Travel and Professional & Applied. He is a member of the London Salon.