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Robert Calderwood

(Chief Executive)

Mr Robert Calderwood is appointed in his capacity as Chief Executive of Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board from 1 April 2009.

Mr Calderwood was previously the Chief Operating Officer of the Acute Hospitals Division and a key member of NHSGGC’s most senior executive team.

Robert Calderwood joined Argyll and Clyde Health Board in May 1974 having previously been an NHS Administrative Trainee.

In August 1978 he became Hospital Administrator for Greenock Royal and Associated Hospitals.

In March 1981 he was appointed Administrator, Acute Services, for Inverclyde District and in August 1984 he became Deputy Unit Administrator for all acute services within Renfrewshire.

Robert joined Greater Glasgow Health Board in 1985 as Unit Administrator for Western Infirmary/Gartnavel General Hospital Unit.

In August 1988 he was appointed as Director of Property and Strategic Planning at Greater Glasgow Health Board. He became Unit General Manager for the Southern General Hospital Unit in April 1991 and became its first Chief Executive on achieving Trust status on 1 April 1993.

He was appointed Chief Executive for both the Southern General Hospital and Victoria Infirmary NHS Trusts on 1 November 1997, and appointed Chief Executive of the South Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust on 1 April 1999.

In April 2003, as part of the introduction of single system working across NHS Greater Glasgow, in addition to his substantive post in South Glasgow, Robert took on the role of Programme Director for the implementation of the Board’s Acute Services Strategy.

Following the restructuring of NHS Greater Glasgow, Robert was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for Greater Glasgow Acute Division. This role was expanded to include the acute elements of Clyde in April 2006 when NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde was formed.

Robert took up the post of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chief Executive on 1st April 2009.