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Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Mark is the Chief Executive of Naomi House & Jacksplace, Hospices for children and young adults in Winchester. Originally appointed as Director of Fundraising & Communications in 2010, Mark has held the roles of Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer prior to being appointed as Chief Executive in July 2015.

Mark has worked in the charity sector for the last 23 years following a commercial career in Financial Services and IT working for Hambro Countrywide, Lloyd’s Abbeylife, BUPA, BSM and ICL/Fujitsu.

He joined Barnardo’s as Head of Corporate Fundraising in 2001 and has since held Director of Fundraising & Communications positions at Debra, Anthony Nolan and Prospect Hospice. He has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising since joining the charity sector and in 2011, was one of the first to complete the Institute’s Diploma in Fundraising qualification. In 2019, he also attended Harvard Business School to undertake the Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management course with charity CEOs from around the world.

Mark was a Trustee of Children’s Hospices UK, through its merger period with ACT to become Together for Short Lives, from 2010 to 2013 and has served on the Together for Short Lives’ Advisory Council since 2021, being reappointed as a Trustee in 2023. He has also served as Trustee and Chair of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee for the national child bereavement charity Winston’s Wish, from 2016 to 2022. Mark lives in Wiltshire with his wife and has two children.

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