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Rob Webster CBE is chief executive at South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust.

He joined SWYPFT as Chief Executive from the NHS Confederation in May 2016. He is a visiting professor at the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Leeds Beckett University. He was awarded Fellowship of the Queen’s Nursing Institute in 2014 and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of GPs and the RSA.

He has worked in healthcare since 1990, taking on national leadership roles in the NHS Confederation as CEO; in the Department of Health as a director on policy, transformation and delivery. He was a director in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit in the Cabinet Office and in a successful national public/private partnership.

He has also chaired the aspirant Community Foundation Trust Network, the Technical Advisory Group on NHS Allocations & the Foundation Trust Network Community Services Group. He also served as a trustee of Mencap for ten years.

Rob Webster was awarded a CBE for servies to healthcare leadership in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020.