New Independent Chair appointed to BOB Integrated Care System

New Independent Chair appointed to BOB Integrated Care System

David Clayton-Smith has been appointed to the role of Independent Chair of the Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System (BOB ICS).

David is currently the Independent Chair of the Epsom and St Helier Improving Healthcare Together 2020-30 Board and the Chair of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Sciences Network (AHSN).

He has extensive experience in Board level roles within the NHS, having formerly been Chair of the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (2016 and 2019), Chair of NHS Surrey for three years from 2010 and Chair of NHS Sussex between 2012 and 2013.

David is also a board member and Treasurer of Fairtrade International. He is director and co-founder of Andrum Consulting which specialises in supporting entrepreneurial businesses.

Throughout his career, David has held board-level positions in major blue-chip businesses, latterly as Commercial Director of Halfords and Marketing Director for Boots the Chemist.

The appointment to the role of Independent Chair follows an extensive recruitment process to find someone with the necessary leadership skills and experience to be a key ambassador for the ICS. As Independent Chair, David will work with Fiona Wise, ICS Executive Lead and Chief Executives from across the BOB ICS patch to support and promote partnership working, while making sure there is the appropriate level of independent oversight and assurance of ICS decisions and delivery of strategic priorities.

Speaking about his appointment David said: “I am committed to ensuring that partnership working continues to be a strong theme throughout the work of the ICS. I am looking forward to the opportunity to play my part in helping to achieve the BOB ICS ambition and vision for the communities we serve.”