David Doughty – Chair
David Doughty is Medical Sciences Director for the Oxfordshire Economic Partnership, and also is Vice Chair of Abingdon and Witney College of Further Education. Previously, he was Chairman of the Oxfordshire branch of the Institute of Directors and has worked with NHS Leadership Development, both locally and nationally. He is a physicist and engineer by background.
The role of Chair of the Thames Valley HIEC involves leadership of the Partnership and the Board, line management of the Director and support, in particular, for the Non-Executive Board members. The Chair has overall responsibility for the governance arrangements, and for ensuring there is adequate oversight of the management and leadership of the HIEC, including the responsible use of public monies. The Chair, alongside the Director, has an important ambassadorial role, representing the HIEC to a wide variety of external organisations.