Reappointment of non-executive directors

The London Ambulance Service is pleased to announce that Roy Griffins CB and Caroline Silver have been reappointed as non-executive directors of the Trust.

Roy, from Highgate, initially took up his post on 1 March 2006. The Chairman of London City Airport since January 2007, he served as the UK’s Director of Civil Aviation between 1999 and 2004.  He has also worked as Director of Public Affairs at Eurotunnel and as Director-General of the Airports Council International in Brussels, after a career of nearly 30 years spent in the British civil and diplomatic service, mostly in international, transport and environment posts. Roy was made a Companion of the Order of Bath (CB) in the 2003 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Commenting on his reappointment, that will run from 1 March 2010 to 28 February 2014, Roy said: “I am pleased and proud to remain part of a service on which millions of Londoners rely.”

Caroline, from Richmond, also took up her post on 1 March 2006. A chartered accountant, she is Managing Director at Moelis and Co. and was recently the vice-chairman, EMEA Investment Banking at US investment bank Merrill Lynch. Previously she was vice-chairman of the Investment Banking Division at US investment bank, Morgan Stanley. In her 13 years at Morgan Stanley, she specialised in advising on international mergers, acquisitions and financings, particularly in the financial services and healthcare sectors. Previously, she worked at Price Waterhouse (now PwC) and at Morgan Grenfell (now Deutsche Bank).

Caroline’s reappointment will last will from 1 March 2010 to 28 February 2014. She said: ”I am delighted to be in a position to contribute further to the future of the London Ambulance Service. I look forward to continuing to use my financial skills and experience to help this incredibly important organisation with the financial and operational challenges we face in today’s environment.”

The reappointments have been made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments’ Code of Practice. Mr Griffins’ and Mrs Silver’s posts carry a remuneration of £6,096 each 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. Roy receives £3,000 per month from other ministerial appointments, while Caroline does not hold any other ministerial appointments and has declared no involvement in any other political activity.

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Notes to editors

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