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Trust appoints two new Executive Directors

15 December 2017

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new substantive Executive Directors.

Steve Emerton has been appointed to the role of Executive Director of Strategy and Business Development and will join the Trust on 2 January 2018.

Ed Griffin has been appointed to the role of Executive Director of HR and Organisation Development and will take up his post on 7 March 2018.

The appointments follow an extensive recruitment process which saw a strong field of applicants for each post.

Steve, who lives in Surrey, brings with him a wealth of NHS experience, with his most recent role being Delivery Director for NHS England Specialised Commissioning. Prior to this, he was Director of Commissioning at North West Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group and also served as a British Army Nursing Officer between 1990 and 2004.

Ed, from East Sussex, has extensive international HR experience and joins SECAmb from the British Council where he is Interim Global HR Director and was previously Head of HR. Prior to this, he served as Group HR Director for international marketing group, CSM Sport & Entertainment.

SECAmb Chief Executive Daren Mochrie said: “I am very pleased that we have made these important appointments which provide further stability to our Executive Team. Both Steve and Ed will bring a great amount of experience from their specific fields and I know SECAmb will benefit from their knowledge and expertise. I’m looking forward to working closely with them both and welcoming them to the Trust.

“I’d also like to thank both Jon Amos and Steve Graham for the hard work and dedication they have shown whilst filling these two positions on an interim basis.”

The recruitment process for the Executive Director of Nursing & Quality is on-going.

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