Stephen Smith, Claremont Private Hospital

Steve is a New Zealander who has lived in various parts of the world and has settled in the UK, initially in Manchester for six months and then Surrey the last 6 ½ years.

Originally qualifying as a medical laboratory scientist specialising in Immunohaematology, Steve spent 10 years in the profession before migrating into health management where he has been for 25 years, 20 of these at C-Suite level. The breadth and depth of his experience is unique, spanning a considerable number of specialties, health system philosophies as well as clinical, funding, operational, transformational, commercial, contractual, business development and consulting dimensions in the private, public, philanthropic and Trust settings.

In his spare time Steve is a Non Executive Director of Cornwall Council and is also CEO and NED of a start-up company looking to acquire domiciliary businesses in the UK. Steve loves international travel (though not so much the last year and a half), and Australian red wine.