David Clayton-Smith is the joint-Chair of Dorset HealthCare and Dorset County Hospital.
David has previous experience in health, having Chaired East Sussex Healthcare NHS trust which operates Eastbourne and Hastings General Hospitals and Community Services, and acted as Independent Chair for the Improving Healthcare Together 2020-30 which oversaw the provision of health services in the Epsom St Helier system. He was also independent Chair of the Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire Integrated Care System and Chair of the Kent, Surrey, Sussex Academic Health Science Network until 2023. He has driven system change and collaboration in Commercial and Not for Profit organisations.
David draws on experience gained over 30 years, working at Board level for a range of large retailers including Courage, Boots, and Halfords and for a number of Non-Executive Director roles across the Private, Public, NHS, Not-for-profit and Charity sectors.