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Senior management team

Steve Smith, Interim Hospital Director
Steve is a New Zealander who has lived in various parts of the world and has settled in the UK, initially in Manchester for six months and then Surrey the last 6 ½ years.

Originally qualifying as a medical laboratory scientist specialising in Immunohaematology, Steve spent 10 years in the profession before migrating into health management where he has been for 25 years, 20 of these at C-Suite level. The breadth and depth of his experience is unique, spanning a considerable number of specialties, health system philosophies as well as clinical, funding, operational, transformational, commercial, contractual, business development and consulting dimensions in the private, public, philanthropic and Trust settings.

In his spare time Steve is a Non Executive Director of Cornwall Council and is also CEO and NED of a start-up company looking to acquire domiciliary businesses in the UK.

Carol Jones, Director of Nursing & Clinical Services
Carol became Director of Nursing & Clinical Services at Claremont in May 2013 & is responsible for quality governance & all things clinical. Carol is a qualified nurse with over 20 years’ experience in the private sector holding roles in Nottingham & North Staffordshire.
Nicola Manton, Facilities Director
Nicola has worked at Claremont since 2004, her key responsibilities consist of hotel services, hospital purchasing and supplies & the health & safety of the hospital. In 2019 Nicola achieved a Masters Degree in Business Administration. She is an accredited World Host Facilitator delivering customer service training to staff. Nicola previously managed student accommodation for Sheffield students.
Richard Lee, Administration & Financial Projects Director
Richard joined Claremont in 2014, he is responsible for the financial strategy & governance of the hospital. He previously spent over 8 years working as Finance Manager within Nuffield Health, Circle & the NHS. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts.