Appointment of new non-executive directors

The London Ambulance Service is pleased to announce that Nicholas Martin and John Jones have been appointed as non-executive directors of the Service.

Nicholas Martin, who has 30 years’ experience of working in corporate finance, took up his post on 1 October, replacing Murzeline Parchment.

Nicholas said: “It’s a great privilege to join the London Ambulance Service and a particular pleasure to do so shortly after their excellent performance during the high profile events in London this summer.

“I look forward to assisting in their progress to foundation trust status and maintaining and achieving world class standards of patient care.”

John Jones has started as an associate non-executive director, and will take up his substantive role on 1 January 2013, replacing Brian Huckett.

John, who has held a number of executive finance director roles in the NHS, said: “I’m delighted to join the London Ambulance Service at this exciting time. As an associate director I’m more of an observer finding out about the Service before I take up my role formally in the new year.”

As non-executive directors, they are members of the Trust Board which consists of a non-executive chairman, five executive and six non-executive directors. The non-executives have overall accountability for the strategic direction, performance and the safe operation of the Service.

The Chairman of the London Ambulance Service Richard Hunt said: “I’m pleased that both Nicholas and John are joining the board. They bring significant experience from their financial backgrounds. John also brings knowledge of a foundation trust process and Nicholas has wide commercial experience from the City. 

“I look forward to working with them as the Service completes its foundation trust application process and positions itself for the challenges of the next five years.”

Notes to editors:

  • The post carries remuneration of £6,096 per annum and Nicholas will serve on the Trust Board until 30 September 2017 and John until 31 December 2016. 
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