South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS
Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announced the appointment
of Richard Foster as its new Chairman.

Following an extensive recruitment process and appointment by
Trust’s Council of Governors, Richard will join the Trust on 31
March 2017.

He will replace Interim Chairman Sir Peter Dixon who has served
as the Trust’s Chairman for the past 12 months.

Richard, who has lived with his family in Kent and Surrey for
more than 25 years, 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.

In welcoming Richard to the Trust, Lead Governor for SECAmb
Brian Rockell said: “I am pleased that the Council of Governors has
been able to appoint a person with the experience we need to this
important position. I would also like to take this opportunity to
thank Sir Peter Dixon for his commitment to the vital role as
Interim Chairman, over the past 12 months. We are all looking
forward to working with Richard in the near future.”

Richard added: “I am honoured to have been appointed chairman of
SECAmb and look forward to working with the Council of Governors,
the Board, our new CEO Daren Mochrie and all SECAmb staff. I know
that the Trust has been through difficult times recently. But I am
equally confident that by working together, and by keeping patient
need and patient care at the heart of everything we do, that we can
restore public trust and confidence by delivering what we all want,
the best possible public service.”