Roger Paffard


Roger Paffard has broad experience at chair, non-executive and chief executive level across the business, public and voluntary sectors.

Roger’s career started in marketing with Lever Bros and Bristol-Myers and subsequently held chief executive posts at Alberto Toiletries, Sharps Bedrooms (part of ADT), Staples Office Superstores and Thorntons.

In 2000 he moved to the public sector with chief executive roles at Remploy (a non departmental public body helping train and find employment for disabled people) and United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Over the last 12 years, Roger has held trustee roles with three national charities – Marie Curie, Royal Voluntary Services and Sue Ryder – and some smaller educational and grant-making charities.

He has developed strong interests in parity of esteem for mental health services, end of life care, equality of opportunity for disabled people and integrated care.

Roger is currently chair of the charity Sue Ryder. He was appointed chair of SLaM in January 2015.

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