Mark Smith

Chief Executive, Naomi House & Jacksplace


Mark is the Chief Executive of Naomi House & Jacksplace, Hospices for children and young adults in Winchester. Originally appointed as Director of Fundraising in 2010, Mark was promoted to Deputy CEO in 2012, Chief Operating Officer in September 2014 and became Chief Executive in July 2015.

Mark has worked in the charity sector for the last 16 years following a commercial career in Financial Services and IT working for Hambro Countrywide, Lloyd’s Abbeylife, BUPA, BSM and ICL/Fujitsu. He was a founding director of NDI Ltd providing risk management services to the insurance and fleet markets which later acquired Drive & Survive plc and is now part of the IAM.

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 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.

Mark served as a Trustee of Children’s Hospices UK, through its merger period with ACT to become Together for Short Lives and is currently a Trustee for Winston’s Wish, the nationalmchild bereavement charity.

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