Bob Hudson, BA Hons, MSc, Dip IHM
Bob is currently Director of the NHS Wales Health Collaborative a national programme management and service planning team, supporting joint work between the ten NHS bodies in Wales and with Welsh Government. His current work programme includes the future of major trauma, surgical services, diagnostic services, stroke care and the development of clinical networks in Wales.
Bob has a career spanning over 30 years in the Welsh NHS and the Senior Civil Service within Welsh Government. Bob has extensive experience across operational and strategic management in primary, community, acute and mental health services.
Bob has held 4 CEO posts within the Welsh NHS as CEO of Gwent Community Health NHS Trust, Gwent Health Authority, founding CEO of Public Health Wales and Powys Teaching Local Health Board. He worked in Government as the NHS Regional Director for southeast Wales and as Director of Strategy for the Welsh Government Health Department.
Bobs interests are in public health, service and system redesign, management and organisational development and environmental sustainability. In addition to his formal role Bob is also Chair of the Academi Wales Advisory Board. He is a Companion of the Institute of Healthcare Management.
Bob is married with 3 adult children and lives in Newport in South Wales.