Skip to content
You are here: Who is my Governor? >
SECAmb staff have voted for four staff governors to represent
them on the Council.
There are two types of staff governor.
The non-operational staff governor represents the views of
'back-office' staff at the Trust. This includes staff who work on
finance, learning and development, communications, scheduling rotas
and other people performing important tasks to keep SECAmb on
the road. There are around 500 support staff and managers at
The operational staff governors represent the views of SECAmb's
frontline staff who work with patients: these include our
paramedics, technicians, emergency care support workers, patient
transport staff, and dispatch centre staff who take 999 calls
from the public and plan how our vehicles get to patients. There
are more than 2000 front line staff in the Trust, which is why they
have more governors to represent them.
You can read brief biographies of the staff governors below.
Non-operational: Angela Rayner
Angela is the Trust's Inclusion Manager.
She's based at the Trust's Surrey Headquarters in
Banstead. She's worked in the NHS for ten years and at SECAmb for
the past two and a half, building links with a diverse range of
people, groups, communities and partners to make sure SECAmb
understands and takes account of everyone’s needs. She says
"Involving the right people at the right time helps to get things
right more quickly for more people (and saves money, too). Staff
come up with great solutions to problems that affect our working
lives on a day to day basis, just as patients can tell us what
would make our services better for them...you can be confident that
your views will get the airing they deserve and I’ll be pushing
hard for action."
Operational: Nigel Sweet, Mark Buckton and Jon
Nigel is an ambulance Technician working from
Shoreham Ambulance Station in Sussex. He had a varied career before
joining SECAmb, including setting up a wholefood company and
being a District Councillor for Shoreham and Deputy Leader of the
Adur District Council. He sailed, mainly single-handedly, around
Africa and the mediterranean for a couple of years, and has worked
as a political researcher in the House of Commons. He stood for
election because he wants "to make the job even better by making
our work more effective, more caring and with even better outcomes
for our patients. I strongly believe we’ll only make SECAmb truly
the best by considering the needs and welfare of both our patients
AND staff – BOTH groups deserve no less."
Mark joined Surrey Ambulance
Service 6 years ago, starting his career on the Patient
Transport Service before becoming a Technician more
than 3 years ago. He is now a Trainee Paramedic based at
Epsom Ambulance Station in Surrey and is in the second
year of his paramedic foundation degree. His previous
career, spanning 17 years, was spent as a Senior Manager within the
Financial Services industry. As a governor, Mark says he wants to
ensure "That the voice of all staff is heard by SECAMB
decision-makers, that staff welfare is at the top of the
SECAMB agenda, and that staff are consulted fully and explicitly on
issues affecting them."
Jon has now retired from the Council, and
his place has been taken by Paul Ellis.
Design and technology by Reading Room