Rob Shaw

Rob Shaw has been the Deputy Chief Executive of NHS Digital since August 2017. Rob previously held the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer from February 2017.

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Rob was appointed as NHS Digital's Deputy Chief Executive in August 2017, after serving as Interim Chief Executive in early 2017 and Chief Operating Officer since April 2016.

He has helped lead the transformation of the health and care system's IT infrastructure since 2014, delivering more efficient, flexible, and secure services.

He is currently leading, with the Department of Health and Social Care, the UK input to the Global Digital Health Partnership.

Rob joined as Director of Operations and Assurance Services in April 2014 and managed the insourcing of three critical infrastructure services: the core NHS Spine systems, the Care Identity Service and the Secondary Uses Service. He was also responsible for overseeing the provision of more than 60 essential live services to NHS and social care organisations.

After taking over as Chief Operating Officer, he worked as Senior Responsible Officer for the cyber security programme. In 2009, he became Director of the then Technical Assurance Group and in 2012 he also took over management of Technical Architecture and Infrastructure.