Executive Profile

David Doughty
Chief Executive
Oxford UK +44 (0) 7876 653 563

Entrepreneurial software sales and marketing specialist with strong strategic, analytical and commercial skills. Extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. Board level consultant to multi-national organisations. Significant experience working with NHS Leadership Development programmes at national and SHA level.
Skills and Qualifications
Sales and Marketing – particularly enterprise software. Company start-ups – Fund-raising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Contracts. Product Development, Enterprise software development Leading, motivating and developing teams and individuals. Leadership Development, Talent Management, Succession Planning.

Professional Qualifications
Chartered Director – Fellow Institute of Directors Chartered IT Professional – Fellow British Computer Society Fellow Chartered Institute of Marketing Chartered Engineer – Member Institution of Engineering and Technology Chartered Physicist – Member Institute of Physics Member Institute of Economic Development Freeman of the City of London Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors  IoD Professional Accreditation Board – Qualified Interviewer for the Chartered Director Professional Review

Chartered Director
Masters in Company Direction
Diploma in Company Direction (with Accreditation)
MSc Opto-Electronics
BSc Applied Physics
Career History
Chief Executive
March 2009
Excellencia provides Corporate Governance, leadership development and board effectiveness interventions to organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Using a combination of facilitation, coaching, mentoring and training Excellencia supports whole board development for Chairs, Executives and Non-Executive Directors.

Thames Valley Health Innovation and Education Cluster
July 2015
July 2010
Bringing together 32 healthcare organisations at a time of great change in the NHS, to focus on improved efficiency and higher quality patient outcomes requires an inspirational leader with board skills gained in major complex organisations in the public, private or voluntary sectors. As Chair I have a critical role in shaping how the HIEC has a positive impact on the improved delivery of healthcare across the Thames Valley region whilst also demonstrating strategic vision and a portfolio of skills including governance, financial acumen, performance management, relationship building and the ability to champion change

Oxfordshire Economic Partnership
Chief Executive
October 2010
September 2008
As Chief Executive of the Oxfordshire Economic Partnership  I was tasked with inspiring and leading the development of Oxfordshire’s economic vision, developing a strategy for its realisation, and engaging businesses as well as local and central government in its delivery. This was a very hands-on role leading a small team to make a genuine difference to local people’s lives. I had to be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to inspire confidence amongst the political and business leaders on a local, regional and national level whilst at the same time demonstrating exceptional influencing and negotiation skills, and a full understanding of economic development.

Non-Executive Director, Vice Chair & Chair Remuneration Committee
June 2009
October 2007
As Vice Chair and Chair of the Remuneration Committee I played a significant role in the Board development programme including significant changes to the Board membership, its committees and processes as the trust sought to obtain Foundation Trust Status. I chaired a number of internal tribunal hearings and senior post interview panels. I am also a Mental Health Act Hospital Manager at the trust and have chaired a number of panels.

Governor, Vice Chair and Chair Finance & Employment Committee
October 2010
September 2002
I chaired the finance committee of Abingdon & Witney Further Education College in what was a challenging time from post merger, through the debacle of the LSC capital funding programme to a new self-funded capital project including the re-organisation of the finance department and the replacement of internal and external auditors.

CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
October 2007
August 2000
  • Managed the NHS account from winning the first competitive tender in 2003 – took the lead on all national, regional and local sales of Zynap Talent Management software to the NHS. (£3m in 3 years
  • Lead the development of a web-hosted talent management application using agile methods/SCRUM
  • Responsible for all technical and marketing matters including product development strategy and implementation, market research and product marketing
  • Played a significant role in all major aspects of the company’s growth including
    • fund-raising, business planning and  financial modelling
    • sales, contract negotiations and account management
    • sale of the company to US investment group in late 2007
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