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Ed Smith


Ed Smith is the Chairman of Assura plc, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council at the University of Birmingham and Chairman of the Advisory Boards of HCA Healthcare UK and Push Doctor.

From January 2015 to October 2017 Ed was the lead non-executive director for the Department for Transport. He was a non-executive director at the Department since 2009. He is the former Chairman of NHS Improvement and Deputy Chairman of NHS England.

Ed was the former Global Assurance Chief Operating Officer and Strategy Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Before retiring he had a successful 30-year career with PwC, holding many leading board and top client roles in the UK and globally as a Senior Partner.


Non-Executive Director