Having read law at university, Webb was called to the Bar in 1971 and appointed a QC in 1988. He was head of chambers at 5 Bell Yard between 1988-1998 and a Recorder of the Crown Court from 1993-1998.
Webb has held positions as a non-executive director of the BBC's Executive Board, non-executive chairman of BBC Worldwide and was chairman of the BBC Commercial Holdings Board. He was general counsel at British Airways from 1998 to 2009.
In 2012 he became general counsel at Rolls Royce. He has also been a non-executive director of Hakluyt since 2005; replacing Anthony Hammond as legal counsel, and a non-executive director at the London Stock Exchange since 2001.
- Read law at Exeter University.