David Short

David Short is a Public Governor for North East Essex and Suffolk.

My name is David Short. I am retired having spent the majority of my career in Civil Aviation, during which time I was instrumental in the formation of two international airlines, one in West Africa and one in Scotland of which I was the Managing Director.  have spent many years working overseas managing various projects and contracts involving civil air transport and logistics. Much of this work was carried out on behalf of the U.N. and other relief organisations following natural disasters and the results of conflict. I have an honours degree in Physics and I am a member of a learned society.

My interest in the health service generally was stimulated because we have a severely disabled son who is in full-time care. My son Michael’s brain was severely damaged following a surgical procedure.

My particular focus is on mental health and care following discharge of patients from hospital.