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Trust Board

We are governed by a trust Board of 13 members which meets every month. The Board of Directors is responsible for all aspects of the performance of the Trust.

The Board of Directors is made up of both Executive and Independent Non-Executive Directors. The Independent Non-Executive Directors hold the Executive to account, and are accountable to the members, through the Council of Governors.

The Executive Directors manage the day to day running of the Trust, while the Chair and Non-Executive Directors provide advice, particularly regarding setting the strategic direction for the organisation, scrutiny and challenge based on wide ranging experience gained in other public and private sector bodies.  Details of the directors' portfolios for 2017/18 can be found here.

Independent Non-Executive Directors are appointed by the Council of Governors, who also set their remuneration and terms and conditions of office. Independent Non-Executive Directors are appointed for a three year term of office and can stand for reappointment for a second three year term. In exceptional circumstances, they may serve longer than six years but this should be subject to annual re-appointment, to ensure their continued independence

The appointment of Executive Directors is made by a committee consisting of the Independent Non-Executive Directors and, except for in the case of the Chief Executive, the Chief Executive.

The Trust Board includes the Independent Chairman, six other Independent Non-Executive Directors, the Chief Executive and five Executive Directors.

Trust Board - Register of Interests 



Richard Foster

Richard Foster - Independent Chairman

Richard has held senior positions in the public and voluntary sectors. His career has seen him serve as Chair, CEO, Trustee, Executive Director and Non-Executive Director of a variety of large, complex, public, voluntary and private sector bodies. He was Chief Executive of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) between 2001-2007 and began his career at the Department of Employment in the 1970s. More recently he has chaired the Criminal Cases Review Commission from 2008.

Daren Mochrie Daren Mochrie - Chief Executive

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. 

David Hammond David Hammond - Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services

David has a degree in Economics and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.  He has extensive experience in senior management positions within large and small corporate organisations in the UK and overseas.  For the last seven years David has led finance teams in Ambulance and Acute hospital Trusts within the NHS. David is the Trust’s Senior Compliance Officer.

Graham Colbert

Graham Colbert - Deputy Chairman

Graham is the Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee

Graham is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Genomics England (a company set up by the Department of Health to carry out a programme of 100,000 whole genome sequences). He has extensive experience in growing businesses in both developed and emerging markets. Graham is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Joe Garcia Joe Garcia - Executive Director of Operations

Joe has over 20 years’ experience in a number of operational and technical management roles in the ambulance service, most recently at East Midlands Ambulance Service. Joe is the Trust’s Accountable Emergency Officer

Fionna Moore Dr Fionna Moore - Medical Director

Dr Moore has been an A&E Consultant for over 25 years and has a great deal of experience in the ambulance sector, having been Medical Director and then Chief Executive of London Ambulance Service.Fionna is the Trust’s Caldicott Guardian and Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer

Steve Lennox Steve Lennox  - Executive Director of Nursing and Quality

Steve joined the Board in June 2017 and is qualified nurse and mental health nurse. He has extensive experience in a variety of healthcare organisations and has previously worked as the Director of Nursing and Quality at London Ambulance Service. Most recently, Steve was part of the team working at Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare, helping the Trust to significantly improve its CQC rating.

Jon Amos Jon Amos - Director of Strategy & Business Development (Acting)

Jon joined the board in April 2016. He is a qualified adult nurse, has an MSc in Inter-Professional Practice and is currently completing an MBA. He has experience across the health sector having worked in resilience, project management, operational and relationship management roles in the health protection, acute, NHS 111 and ambulance sectors. Jon is the Trust’s Senior Information Risk Owner.

Lucy Bloem Lucy Bloem - Independent Non Executive Director

Lucy is the Chair of the Quality and Patient Safety Committee

Lucy joins SECAmb having been a Partner at Deloitte Consulting since 2007. With a business career spanning 20 years, Lucy brings a wealth of experience from different cultures and regulatory regimes. She has worked with some of the world’s biggest companies successfully delivering complex programmes and becoming a trusted advisor to many clients.
Tim Howe Tim Howe - Independent Non Executive Director

Tim is the Chair of the Workforce and Wellbeing Committee

Tim is the Senior Independent Director. Tim has varied experience working in the private sector as a senior Human Resources Executive. He was previously International Vice President, Human Resources at United International Pictures and Group Human Resources Director of The Rank Group Plc. Tim is a trained mediator and a former Chair of the East Surrey Community Mediation Service.
Al Rymer Al Rymer - Independent Non-Executive Director

Alan completed a full career in the Royal Navy in 2012. Leaving as a Rear Admiral, he has since provided strategic management consultancy to UK and international clients.

Terry Parkin Terry Parkin - Independent Non Executive Director

Terry has lived for the last 25 years in West Sussex, moving to the region in order to teach in Worthing. His career led to senior posts in education and social care as well as significant experience of volunteering.  He has worked as a chief officer in two local authorities, leading what has become known as the 'people' portfolio, covering services to both children and adults, and including public health.  Across this time he was able to develop his understanding of the wider health system, joining the Caldecott information governance review team at the Department of Health and, latterly, sitting on the South East London Joint Commissioning Board before joining SECAmb. From September 2017 Terry will be the Chief Executive Officer of Kings Group Academies and is presently the CEO Designate.

Angela Smith Angela Smith - Independent Non Executive Director

Angela is the Chair of the Audit Committee.

While Angela’s career was mostly focused on the International Financial Services Sector, Angela spent some time as a Partner at KPMG and retired recently from a senior public sector role. Through her career Angela has gained substantial Board and Committee experience, chairing several Finance and Risk Committees.
Steve Graham Steve Graham - Interim Director of HR

Steve joined the Trust in August 2015, having worked in HR in various private and public sector organisations for over 15 years. Steve is not a member of the Board.

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