Robert Webb

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Robert Webb QC is general counsel at Rolls Royce, and a non-executive director at corporate intelligence agency Hakluyt and the London Stock Exchange.


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.[1]

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.[1]

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[2], and a non-executive director at the London Stock Exchange since 2001.[3]


  • Read law at Exeter University.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert Webb profile The BBC, last updated February 2010, accessed 23 September 2014
  2. Ruth Sullivan Hakluyt boosts both boards The Financial Times 30 December 2005, accessed 25 September 2014
  3. Robert Webb profile Rolls Royce website, undated, accessed 23 September 2014