Clive Smith


Clive joined the Board in 2015 as a trustee and took over as Chair in November 2018. The youngest of three brothers, all with severe haemophilia A, Clive is passionate about raising awareness within the bleeding disorder community of what is possible, saying, ‘I don’t believe haemophilia should limit what people do’.

Clive brings legal expertise to the Board as a qualified barrister who has practiced criminal law for 11 years. In 2015 Clive left full-time practice and now works part-time, teaching and training solicitors and barristers, allowing him time to volunteer as a trustee.

Along with being chair of the Board, Clive also Chairs the Society’s sub-committee on the Infected Blood Inquiry. Clive has been heavily involved with the Society’s work on the inquiry, meeting with the Chair Sir Brian Langstaff on several occasions, attending hearings in London, Leeds and Edinburgh and working, often daily, alongside our own Inquiry lead and legal team. 

In 2020, Clive was elected to the Board of Directors of the World Federation of Hemophilia and chairs the WFH Youth Committee.  In 2021, Clive was appointed to the UK Rare Diseases Framework Board as a patient representative.  

Despite arthritis in his ankle, Clive keeps very active, having run the Brighton Marathon in aid of Great Ormond Street, competed in triathlons, and completed four Ironman triathlons. 

Clive is a passionate patient advocate and has used his sport as a platform to speak about what he believes is achievable for people with haemophilia. He has spoken at both the World Federation of Haemophilia Conference and the European Haemophilia Consortium Conference about haemophilia and sport. Clive was formerly the Youth Ambassador to the European Haemophilia Consortium from 2018-2020.