Ed Smith – Chair

Ed Smith


Ed chairs the BHP Board and works closely with the Chairs and CEOs of the partner organisations to drive the shared agenda of BHP. He is the former Pro Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, former Chairman of NHS Improvement and Deputy Chairman of NHS England.

His other current appointments include: Chairman of Assura PLC, the leading Primary Care property real estate investment trust; the Independent Non-Executive Director at PushDoctor; and Chairman of the HCA Healthcare (UK) Advisory Board. In other roles, Ed is Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of HS2Ltd, a member of the Euston Partnership Board and senior advisor to Saxton Bampfylde.

Prior to his portfolio of roles, Ed spent 30 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in many senior UK and International roles. He is also a mentor to next generation leaders and a strong advocate for, and practitioner of, diversity and inclusion.