In post since:
Chair: Executive Committee, Redevelopment Programme Board, Private Patient Development Sub-Committee, Fundraising Sub-Committee, Improvement Programme Board and Royal Free Partnership Programme Board
Member: Trust Board, Strategy and Sustainability Committee, Quality Committee, Finance Committee, Joint Academic Committee and Information Management and Technology Committee
Attendance at the following Trust Board Committee: Audit Committee
Member of the following Trust Board Sub-Committee: Clinical Quality and Governance Sub-Committee
1992: Joined NHS on the NHS Graduate Financial Management Training Scheme and worked at Southampton University Hospitals.
Rob has 26 years NHS Senior Management experience, including 13 years at Board level and ten years as Chief Executive of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.
Rob played a leadership role in the successful UCLH Foundation Trust application in 2004. He also played a leadership role in the implementation of the full business case for the £422m UCLH FT New Hospital PFI (opened in April 2005) and was the lead for numerous associated business cases.
September 2005 until August 2008: Director of Finance at the RNOH.
As Chief Executive, Rob has led the turnaround of the RNOH from a "double weak" rated Trust (2008) to nine outstanding ratings from the CQC (2014). The internal culture and external engagement of the organisation has also been transformed.
In partnership with Professor Briggs, he established the "Getting it Right First Time" (GIRFT) Programme and is Joint Senior Responsible Officer for this National Programme. The GIRFT also has academic validation as a formal NIHR CLAHRC evaluation project and publication in BMC Health Services Research (and highly commended HSJ Award). He is also the provider Chief Executive sponsor of the North London Partners in Health and Care Adult Elective Orthopaedics Services review and the NHS Management Member of the National Joint Registry Steering Committee – a national audit programme commissioned by NHS England.
Rob is on the Board for the National Orthopaedic Alliance as a Senior Responsible Officer. The National Orthopaedic Alliance is a collaboration of major specialist orthopaedic centres, which has a membership of 12 specialist orthopaedic units from across the UK. Rob is also developing the RNOH’s contribution to the International Society of Orthopaedic Centres.
Qualifications include: BSc (Social Science) Economics, CPFA Qualified (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy).