Robert Webb is General Counsel of Rolls-Royce. He sits on the boards of the London Stock Exchange and the Holdingham Group (formerly Hakluyt). He is Non-Executive Chairman of Darktrace Limited.
Until 1998, Robert was a practising Barrister, a Recorder and Head of Chambers at 5 Bell Yard, London. His field of practice was commercial law, aviation law and mass disaster litigation.
From 1998-2009 he was General Counsel of British Airways. He is a past Non-Executive Chairman of BBC Worldwide and of Autonomy plc, and a former Deputy Chairman of Argent Group plc. He is a Trustee of Comic Relief and of the Migratory Salmon Foundation.
Married, with two adult sons, Robert lives in London and Scotland.