Barry Smith

Barry Smith Barry Smith


Co-founding partner of Haine & Smith, Barry lives with his wife Liz near Devizes.  They have had three sons and their eldest, Giles became a partner of Haine & Smith in 2009.

After entering optics Barry gained a qualification in management. He has been an Adviser to the General Optical Council and a past examiner of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, as well as Chairman of the Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians.

Outside of optics Barry is a member of the Salisbury Diocese Council for Mission and the Aldhelm Mission Fund group, Church Life Coordinator for All Saints’ Church Burbage, and a long-standing member of the Marlborough Rotary Club. Barry also enjoys playing tennis and bridge and is a season ticket holder at Southampton Football Club.

Sue Haine

Sue Haine Sue Haine

BSc(Hons) FCOptom

A co-founding partner and Optometrist, Sue studied in Cardiff at the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology. Together with Barry she launched the firm in February 1975, opening the first practices in Westbury and Marlborough.

Sue who lives near Malmesbury, has a background steeped in horse racing; she married a jockey and her brother-in-law is a jockey and trainer. When Sue is not working in practice she loves playing the piano and spending time with her young grandchildren aged nine and seven.

Gary Walters

Gary Walters Gary Walters


Starting out as a trainee dispensing optician, Gary now has over 30 years experience at Haine & Smith. As General Manager he is responsible for the day to day running of the partnership, and when not at Head Office, is frequently seen visiting the practices.

Gary is married with three children just completing their education. In his spare time he enjoys playing squash and is a keen follower of local rugby.

Paul Compton

Paul Compton Paul Compton

BSc(Hons) MCOptom

An optometrist with a keen interest in contact lenses and children’s eyecare, Paul divides his time between working in practice, running Haine & Smith’s contact lens business and overseeing the training and development of professional staff.

At home Paul enjoys spending time with his young family, is an active member of a local church in Bath – and when time allows enjoys cycling and sailing.

Jon Pillinger

Jon Pillinger2 Jon Pillinger

BSc(Hons) MCOptom

Jon has been married 36 years and lives with his family in Bradford on Avon. After Graduating from Cardiff University in 1979 Jon worked as an Optometrist in Swindon, Bath and Bristol. He also did sessional work at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

Jon joined Haine & Smith as an employee in 1985, becoming a partner in 1998. He is especially interested in providing excellence in eyecare and eyewear and in the early detection of treatable eye disease. Jon is past Chairman of the Wiltshire Local Optical Committee which represents eyecare professionals throughout Swindon and Wiltshire and continues to be a Committee member.

Mark Saunders

Mark Saunders Mark Saunders

BSc(Hons) MCOptom

Optometrist Mark qualified at City University, London in 1982 and worked for an optician in Reading before joining Haine & Smith. Over the past 30 years Mark has enjoyed spending time testing and meeting patients at virtually all of the practices.

Mark and his wife Kay, Marketing Manager at Haine & Smith, live in Marlborough and have three grown up children. Mark spends much of his spare time sailing and is a qualified Yacht Master (Offshore).

Angela Davey

Angela Davey Angela Davey


Operations Manager, Angela has worked in optics for over 20 years. She joined Haine & Smith as a trainee dispensing optician at Calne practice and after qualifying in 1997 went on to manage a number of practices including Marlborough and Melksham.

With a passion for training and staff development, Angela has been a tutor for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and is also a qualified NVQ assessor. She’s currently Secretary of the Wiltshire Local Optical Committee.

Giles Smith

giles3 Giles Smith


As Commercial Director, Giles spends his time between Haine & Smith’s Head Office in Pewsey and out visiting the 19 practices.

Giles graduated from University with an Honours Degree in International Marketing and went on to travel extensively in South East Asia. While teaching English in Laos, Giles met and married his wife. A year later they came to the UK and now live in Wiltshire with their family.  Giles is a Council member of the Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians.

Thomas Pears


Thom2d Thomas Pears


Thom joined Haine & Smith as an IT Technician fresh from completing his Honours Degree in Computing and Mathematics back in 2006. Now, as Technical Director, he oversees the information systems in our practices, glazing lab and Head Office. His role was pivotal during the installation of our latest computer systems, a major operation which led to us winning ‘Software Practice of the Year’ at the 2014 Optician Awards.

Thom is a keen table tennis player and is an active committee member with the Devizes and District Table Tennis League. He also enjoys open water swimming and mountain biking.

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