Judith Smyth

Judith Deborah Smyth - Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees


BA first class Oxford University, MA Oxon, MPhil University College London, MBA with distinction University of Portsmouth

Current employment where relevant:

Self employed management consultant and executive coach and prospective candidates for Labour Party for Local government elections in 2018.

Management consultant and executive coach - self employed.

Voluntary - Chair of trustees of New Theatre Royal Portsmouth.

Chair of Governors Penhale Infant school and Cliffdale primary academy. Both had outstanding/very good Ofsted reports in 2017.

Various publications on governance and outcome driven commissioning

Professional experience including organisations you have played a part in:

Non executive Director of Southern Health NHS Trust and First Wessex Housing associations in both useful and active member of Audit and financial committees during challenging times. Chair of strategic workforce committee and Mental Health act managers group at SHT,

Town Planning assistant - Hampshire county council - to 1976

Development officer. Manager Portsmouth Housing association - to 1985

Regional Director Hyde Housing association - to 1994

Harkness Fellow of the commonwealth fund of New York to study procurement and competition in public services to 1995

Chair of Portsmouth and SE Hampshire Health authority (part time 1997 to 2001)

Self employed management consultant increasingly working in children’s services to 2003, including time at Audit Commission, work with boards of voluntary agencies, NHS and local authorities

Director of the Office for Public management - designed and led the commissioning support programme for Children’s services for England 2008 to 12.

Passionate about narrowing the gap for those with disadvantage, ensuring that public money is spent effectively and efficiently by public organisations that are governed to very high standards.