Jagtar Singh- Trust Chair

Jagtar Singh- Trust Chair

Background and Experience

Jagtar Singh was appointed Trust Chair in September 2014.

With over 28 years’ strategic leadership experience in senior public service and national roles, Jagtar brings a wealth of expertise to the NHS and the Trust, including 20 years in the Fire and Rescue Service and 12 years in Non-Executive Director roles in the NHS; working as a NED first and now as Chair. Jagtar was a NED in the East of England Ambulance Service, Luton and at Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and has been in post as Chair of ourTrust since 2014. 

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 before moving to Bedfordshire first as Deputy Chief Fire Officer and then Acting Chief Fire Officer.  In 2004, he was seconded to the role of Lead Inspector of Fire and Rescue Services working for the Department for Communities and Local Government, and led on embedding Equality and Diversity in the Fire Service. 

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

Jagtar’s other roles include membership of the NHS Assembly, Chair of Bedfordshire Police Audit and Risk Committee  and a Member of the East and West NHSI Regional Talent Board.  In the spare time left, Jagtar is often asked to work with public services on equality and diversity issues from Board Development to demystifying Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training conferences and workshops.

Jagtar is a lifelong Birmingham City football fan and as age catches up with him and he finds it hard to play cricket, he has taken to spoiling a good walk playing golf badly!


OBE, MSc, BA Hons, MIFireE