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David Lewis

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Lay Member for Governance & Risk 

David Lewis is Thanet CCG’s lay member for governance and is also the audit chair. He is also the CCG’s vice chair.

David has been involved in commissioning for a number of years, as a non-executive director and audit chair at NHS Kent and Medway primary care trust and NHS Surrey primary care trust. 

He is interested in finance and governance and was Finance and Resources Director at Kent County Council for nine years. He was also Director General of Finance to the Republic of Vanuatu, supported by the British Aid Programme.

David’s notable career highlights include signing the contract for the Kings Hill development on behalf of Kent County Council, and negotiating the funding for the Medway Tunnel. 

He studied economics with law at the University of Sheffield and gained a master’s degree in public finance, specialising in environmental economics, at the University of York.

Born in Gillingham, David moved to Staffordshire aged five and returned to Kent in 1986. He is married with two sons. He is a parish councillor and a youth football referee. He spends some of his spare time watching Gillingham play football.