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Rob Bell

Rob is based in Harrogate where he has been joint CEO of the Bettys & Taylors Group since 2020, with lead responsibility for Organisational Development, People and Culture. Before that he was Director of The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts in London, CEO of London Emergencies Trust at the time of the Grenfell fire and London terror attacks, and has held Senior Leadership Team positions at grant making trusts - the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust.


Earlier in his career, Rob was an academic researching social justice and youth issues, and then a Whitehall civil servant working on youth, equalities and citizenship policy areas. Legally trained in Scots Law, he has been a trustee and strategic adviser to a number of charities, and a school governor. 

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