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Trust announces new Chief Executive

28 March 2019

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

Philip Astle, will take up the role on 1 September, replacing Dr Fionna Moore, who has acted up as CEO on an interim basis since the departure of Daren Mochrie.

Philip joins SECAmb from South Central Ambulance Service where he is currently Chief Operating Officer.

Dr Moore will remain at SECAmb in her substantive position as Medical Director.

Prior to joining South Central Ambulance Service in 2016, Philip enjoyed a successful career in the British Army including a lead role as a strategist and planner for operations in Afghanistan. His final role was as Chief Operating Officer of the Army Training and Recruiting Agency.

Since retiring from the Army, Philip held a number of senior operational and leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. These have included director roles in Border Force, on the London 2012 Olympics, as Chief Operating Officer of Her Majesty’s Passport Office and, most recently, Vice President of Menzies Aviation plc.

Welcoming Philip, SECAmb Chair, David Astley said: “I am delighted that we have made this appointment and I look forward to working closely with Philip to continue to help drive the organisation forward.

“I know that his experience at South Central Ambulance Service and his variety of public and private sector experience will be of real benefit to the Trust.

“I would like to thank Fionna for stepping up to offer her expertise ahead of Philip’s arrival.

“Philip said: "I am greatly honoured to have been appointed to this role and look forward to working with the excellent team in place at SECAmb. 

I would like to thank both Daren and Fiona for their leadership and I know that we will build on their successes."

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