Robert Wilson, Independent Board Member

Robert Wilson


Rob was appointed Chair in June 2024. He first joined CCW as an Independent Board Member in 2018.

Rob Wilson is a former Member of Parliament for Reading East and Minister in the Cameron and May Governments. He spent 10 years serving on the Conservative front bench with roles in higher education, health, DCMS, Treasury and Cabinet Office. He spent three years as Minister for Civil Society 2014-17.

Before politics, Rob was an entrepreneur and founded businesses in the health and technology sectors using innovative and disruptive technology to develop new markets. He continues to have a strong interest in new technology.

Since leaving Parliament, he has taken a number of Board roles in marine regulation and supporting customers in the water and transport sectors. He is chair of national wheelchair sports charity WheelPower, that supports people with spinal injuries into sport, and a Visiting Fellow at Reading University.

Rob writes for the Daily Telegraph, Times and other publications on politics and has published two books ‘5 Days to Power’ and ‘Eye of the Storm’.