Clem Spencer - Chairman Expand Inspired by our founder Monica Pearce and by his own experiences as a cardiac patient (both in London and Plymouth), Clem is now Chair of HeartSWell South West having been involved with us since the date of his own heart operation in 1994. As well as being a passionate campaigner for better cardiac services, Clem is an entrepreneur having started his career in the plant hire and construction industries. Most recently. Clem was managing director of recycling firm Wood Yew Waste, which he built from scratch and is now managed by his son. In his spare time he enjoys golf and cycling.