David Clayton-Smith

Chairman

David has gained NHS board experience over the last eight years having been the Chair of NHS Surrey for three years from 2010 and the Chair of NHS Sussex between 2012 and 2013. He is currently Chair of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Science Network and spent three years on the Board of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust including involvement in the acquisition of the Heatherwood and Wexham Foundation Trust.

David was Chair of Thames Valley Housing Association 2014 to 2017 and has held board-level positions at Fairtrade International (based in Bonn). He currently sits of the Board of Coffee Assurance Services (based in Bonn) and acts as a judge in the European Business Awards. He has a successful executive career in major blue-chip UK commercial businesses, most recently as Commercial Director of Halfords Ltd and Marketing Director for Boots the Chemist.