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Judith Smyth

Judith Smyth
Chair of Governors and a non executive director of Solent Academies Trust

A little about myself

I am a highly experienced manager and management consultant in a range of public services. I provide support and challenge to lead to the improvement of public services.

Until 2014 I was a director of the Office for Public Management and one of the directors of the DfE/DoH sponsored Commissioning support programme (CSP). This included working with senior leaders, elected members, commissioning and procurement teams, supporting integration and change and designing and delivering training and development programmes. In the past I have been chair of a successful health authority and director of a leading housing association. I have studied contracting and procurement of public services in the USA and worked as a town planner.

In addition to consultancy work I serve as a non executive director on the Solent Academies Trust, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, First Wessex Housing and Chairs the Board of the New Theatre Royal Portsmouth.

What excites me about my role

I am passionate about helping children to develop their full potential and enjoy and benefit from their schooling.

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