Dentist Liz Winfield has been appointed as our Clinical Director for Workforce Development. Liz has been instrumental in successfully launching our brand-new contemporary dental practice at Keast Mews in Saltash and, alongside her existing clinical days treating patients there, she will be providing day-to-day and strategic clinical leadership to our dentists and therapists, working closely with our Operations Team. Liz joined Smile Together from a private practice in London where she was an associate General Dental Practitioner, prior to which she served for over ten years as a Dental Officer in the British Armed Forces, including working overseas, completing her military service holding the field rank of Major. Liz brings a wealth of clinical and leadership experience to our company.
Vikki Johnson-Best has become our Executive Director of Operations and Commercial. Prior to joining Smile Together, Vikki was responsible for dental and GP commissioning for the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust (PCT) and has complemented this with equally significant experience as our Head of Operations and Commercial, attending high level contract meetings with our commissioners, planning and managing critical service improvement, operational and major commercial projects, and managing all estates-related matters across the whole of our business.
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Smile Together Board, John Burchill, says: “We are thrilled to welcome both Liz and Vikki to our Board as Executive Directors. They join us at an exciting time for our company which has such exciting and ambitious plans for the future”.
“Dental and Executive Director Jonathan Bouwer-Davies becomes our Interim Managing Director and will fulfil this leadership role alongside his existing Dental Director responsibilities, supported by Liz and Vikki whilst we substantively recruit to this role, seeking to replace Paul who left us in February 2023 after a decade at the helm”.
In addition to Non-Executive Directors John Burchill and Mark Johnstone, Smile Together Executive Team members supporting the Board are Sally Phillipps as Chair of our Shareholder Impact Board, Tina Allen as Head of HR, and Nick Findjan as Finance Manager.