East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is
pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director of
Human Resources and Organisational Development.

Following an extensive recruitment process, Ali Mohammed will
join the Trust at the end of January 2020, filling the role
currently being filled on an interim basis by Paul Renshaw.

Ali is already established as a successful NHS HR leader,
including winning the HSJ HR Director of the Year award in

Having begun his NHS career in a junior HR position at Medway
NHS Trust, Ali went on to hold various senior HR positions at a
number of large trusts including Medway, Brighton and Sussex
University Hospital Trust, Barts Health NHS Trust and Great Ormond
Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. 

Since 2018, Ali has led on the transformation and delivery of
the national NHS Graduate Management Programme, securing
significant additional investment and increasing the number of
internal candidates being invited onto the scheme.

SECAmb’s Chief Executive, Philip Astle said: “I am delighted to
welcome Ali to this important position in our Executive Team and I
know that we will benefit greatly from his significant knowledge
and staff-focused approach.

“I am sure that his extensive HR experience, gained in a wide
variety of roles and organisations, will help us to deliver on our
improvement plans and ensure we make SECAmb a great place to work
for our staff and volunteers.

“On behalf of everyone at SECAmb, I’d like to welcome Ali and
look forward to working closely with him.  I’d also like to
thank Paul Renshaw for the hard work and focus he has offered while
filling this position on an interim basis.”

Ali said: “I am delighted to be joining SECAmb as Executive
Director of HR and Organisation Development. It will mean a return
for me to the frontline of the NHS, having spent some 18 months, by
the time I join the Trust, leading an expansion of the national NHS
Graduate Management Training Scheme. I have spent practically my
whole career working in NHS trusts and am highly motivated by a
desire to make things better for staff and thereby better for

“As someone born in Kent and then a lifelong resident within the
south east coast area, it has always been a passion of mine to make
a difference for family, friends and all those who live in our
area. I hope that in this role, I am able to make such a

SECAmb Chair David Astley echoed the views held by the Trust’s
Chief Executive and said: “I am pleased to welcome Ali who will be
a crucial member of our Board. 

“Ali has an important portfolio of work to deliver and with his
proven track-record and extensive NHS HR experience, I am sure he
will help the Trust deliver on its aims for the future.”