Jacqui Smith is currently Chair of the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Interim Chair of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. She is Vice Chair of the Birmingham and Solihull sustainability and transformation plan board. She is also Chair of the Precious Trust – a Birmingham-based charity formed with Marcia Shakespeare to support girls at risk of gang violence – and Chair of the Public Affairs Practice of Westbourne Communications. She also works in Jordan and Egypt on political development projects.
She has presented several radio documentaries, including a recent series on prison reform for BBC Radio 4, and appears on BBC and Sky News as a political commentator.
Jacqui was MP for Redditch between 1997 and 2010 and served as a government minister for 10 years from 1999 to 2009, during which time she was a health minister and the UK’s first female Home Secretary.