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Non-executive director appointed

The London Ambulance Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Huckett as non-executive director of the Trust.

Brian, aged 62, will take up his post on 1 February and will serve on the Trust Board until February 2012.

He is a former Director of Finance and Information Technology with Visa International, where he helped to bring card-based banking services to people in the developing worlds of Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. He has previously worked for TSB Bank, PA Management Consultants, and a variety of international construction companies.

Brian said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the Trust Board and look forward to being able to use my skills and experience to contribute to continuing the success of the Service in the future.

“This is an incredibly important organisation which is relied upon every day by millions of Londoners.”

The appointment has been made in accordance with the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments Code of Practice and carries a remuneration of £5,875 per annum.

All non-executive appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public. Brian does not hold any other ministerial positions nor has he declared involvement in any other political activity.

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Notes to editors

  • The London Ambulance Service is the busiest emergency ambulance service in the world providing healthcare that is free to patients at the point of delivery. It is the only London-wide NHS Trust, serving approximately 620 square miles, from Heathrow in the west to Upminster in the east, and Enfield in the north to Purley in the south.
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