Dudley Smith joined Vallis Commodities Limited in March 2013 as the Operational Risk Manager. In April 2016 he was appointed to the Vallis Board as a Director.
The first 4 years of Dudley’s working life were as a fish farmer in Scotland and subsequently Ireland where he managed one of the largest trout hatcheries in the UK at the time. A career change to the printing industry was to be interspersed by a short period in the British Army, but this ended up as 32 years, which he completed in early 2013.
Dudley specialized in information and communications management after completing a Masters’ course in Advanced Information Systems in 2005. He managed several major Defence projects and advised on a host of others. Latterly, Dudley was a programme manager for a wide range of office and frontline projects in his portfolio.
Dudley is married to Oksana and they live in Dorset with their ferrets, Frazer and Walker.