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Rob Aitchison

Rob Aitchison

Rob Aitchison

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Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Area of responsibility

As Chief Operating Officer, Rob is responsible for the day to day operational management of the Trust’s clinical services, the achievement of national, regional and Trust performance targets and working with services to translate strategy, business, and policy development into operational reality.

Committee membership

Finance, Performance and Digital Committee and Quality and Safety Committee

External Appointments

School Governor


 MSc Health and Public Leadership

Rob Aitchison

Background / Profile

Rob was appointed Chief Operating Officer in April 2019 and joint Deputy Chief Executive Officer with Victoria Pickles in October 2021. From 1 January 2022 to 31 March 2022 Rob served as Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Trust. He previously worked at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust where he was most recently Director of Operations for four years. Prior to this he has held strategy and operational management roles working across primary and secondary care. Rob joined the NHS Management Training Scheme in 2007 and maintains a keen interest in supporting the development of others.