Mary Smith

Chief Executive

Head office

Mary came to the Durnford Society in 1997 with 18 years Nursing Experience in General and Learning Disabilities. During her Community Nursing Career, Mary was seconded to the then, Social Services Department of Training at Marjon as Training Manager.  

25 years on, having worked as a Home Manager, Nursing Home Manager, Training Manager, General Manager and now Chief Executive of The Durnford Society, Mary continues to grow the Organisation.

Mary is an avid reader in modern history and people’s journey through life. Mary is a kitten fosterer for one of the local animal sanctuaries, looking after them from as young as, one day old, until they are old enough to go to their forever homes. Mary also volunteers for some Organisations helping people in need.

Mary has a strong belief that getting it right for the people we support is paramount as there are no dress rehearsals, we only get one chance.