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Trust announces appointment of new Chief Executive

4 January 2017

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has appointed a new Chief Executive.Daren Mochrie

Following a robust recruitment and selection process, today (Wednesday 4 January) the Trust’s Chairman Sir Peter Dixon announced that Daren Mochrie will be joining SECAmb.

With nearly 30 years’ experience of working in the NHS in Scotland and currently the Director of Service Delivery for the Scottish Ambulance Service, Daren has extensive experience of managing ambulance services in both rural and urban settings.

Daren was also the lead for ambulance provision in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as well as being a specialist advisor with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), leading four recent CQC inspections of ambulance trusts in England.

In announcing the appointment, SECAmb Chairman Sir Peter Dixon said: “I am delighted that we have been able to secure a new Chief Executive with Daren’s skills and experience  and I’m confident he will provide the necessary leadership to support our recovery.”

During the interview process, the interview panel were very impressed with Daren’s breadth of knowledge and grasp of the challenges which the Trust faces.

Daren will take over from Geraint Davies who is currently Acting Chief Executive of the Trust and will remain so until Daren joins. The Trust is working to agree a start date and will advise of this in due course.

Sir Peter added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Geraint for the stability and focus that he has provided during this very difficult period for the Trust.”

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