South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb)
has appointed a new Chief Executive.

Following a robust recruitment and selection process, today
(Wednesday 4 January) the Trust’s Chairman Sir Peter Dixon
announced that Daren Mochrie will be joining SECAmb.

With nearly 30 years’ experience of working in the NHS in
Scotland and currently the Director of Service Delivery for the
Scottish Ambulance Service, 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.

In announcing the appointment, SECAmb Chairman Sir Peter Dixon
said: “I am delighted that we have been able to secure a new Chief
Executive with Daren’s skills and experience  and I’m
confident he will provide the necessary leadership to support our

During the interview process, the interview panel were very
impressed with Daren’s breadth of knowledge and grasp of the
challenges which the Trust faces.

Daren will take over from Geraint Davies who is currently Acting
Chief Executive of the Trust and will remain so until Daren joins.
The Trust is working to agree a start date and will advise of this
in due course.

Sir Peter added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank
Geraint for the stability and focus that he has provided during
this very difficult period for the Trust.”