Jagtar Singh

Professor Jagtar Singh OBE

Chair, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Professor Jagtar Singh OBE was appointed as chair of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) in 2014. 

Jagtar has a wealth of expertise, including 30 years in the Fire and Rescue Service, and 12 years in non-executive roles in the NHS (having previously worked as a non-executive director in the Ambulance Service, and Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust).

During his time at CWPT, Jagtar has brought about, with board members, a clear focus on delivering culturally competent care, reducing health inequalities, and introducing an inclusion leaders’ model that has seen several improvements in their Workforce Race Equality Standard, staff survey, gender pay gap and CQC results.

Jagtar is recognised for his passion and support for reducing inequalities. He has been selected by NHS England to serve on the NHS Assembly and is a trustee of NHS Providers, which ends in June 2023.

Jagtar was acting chief fire officer in Bedford and Luton Fire and Rescue Service and rose from fire fighter to divisional commander in the West Midlands Service.

In 2003, Jagtar received both the Public Servant of the Year Award at the Asian Achievement Awards ceremony in Birmingham, and an OBE for his work on equality and diversity in the fire service.

In the NHS, Jagtar has been recognised for his work on equalities and inclusion and he has received awards from national bodies including the Health Service Journal (HSJ). In 2020 he was named by the HSJ as one of the 50 most influential BAME leaders in health and won the National Asian Achievement Awards in 2016 for most influential NHS leader.

Jagtar has also served as a trustee of several charities in the past including the Healing Foundation, Employment Opportunities for Disabled People and Bedford Race Equality.