21 April 2017
Today (21 April 2017) London Ambulance
is pleased to announce that Garrett Emmerson has been appointed as
its new Chief Executive.
Garrett, who was previously Transport For
London’s Chief Operating Officer for Surface Transport, will take
up the role on 30 May.
London Ambulance Service Chairman, Heather
Lawrence OBE, said: “Garrett brings a wealth of experience of
management, leadership and logistics in the capital.
“He’ll work with me, the board and executive
colleagues to build on improvements we have already made for the
benefit of our patients.”
Garrett said: “I am tremendously pleased to be
joining the Service at such an important time for the organisation
and am looking forward to the challenges and meeting frontline,
support and control room staff and learning more about the valuable
jobs they do to care for Londoners every day.”
Andrew Grimshaw – who has been undertaking the
role of Chief Executive since Christmas – will be leaving the
Service in June to become the Chief Financial Officer at St
George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Heather said: “I’d also like to thank Andrew
for taking on the role since Christmas and wish him every success
in his new appointment.”
Andrew said: “It has been a privilege to lead
the organisation in recent months and I will be very sad to leave,
but I’m looking forward to the opportunity to lead the finance
function at a major London teaching hospital.”
Garrett joined TfL in 2008 and was appointed Chief Operating
Officer of Streets and Traffic in 2009.
Garrett was previously a director at Steer Davies Gleave and is
a former Director of Transportation at Buckinghamshire County
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the busiest emergency
ambulance service in the UK that provides healthcare that is free
to patients at the time they receive it.
We have over 5,000 staff, who work across a wide range of roles
based in 70 ambulance stations.
We serve more than nine million people who live and work in
the London area. We take over 1.8 million emergency calls a