South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS
Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of
a new Chief Executive.

Philip Astle, will take up the role on 1
September, replacing Dr Fionna Moore, who has acted up as CEO on an
interim basis since the departure of Daren Mochrie.

Philip joins SECAmb from South Central
Ambulance Service where he is currently Chief Operating

Dr Moore will remain at SECAmb in her
substantive position as Medical Director.

Prior to joining South Central Ambulance
Service in 2016, Philip enjoyed a successful career in the British
Army including a lead role as a strategist and planner for
operations in Afghanistan. His final role was as Chief Operating
Officer of the Army Training and Recruiting Agency.

Since retiring from the Army, Philip held a
number of senior operational and leadership roles in both the
public and private sectors. These have included director roles in
Border Force, on the London 2012 Olympics, as Chief Operating
Officer of Her Majesty’s Passport Office and, most recently, Vice
President of Menzies Aviation plc.

Welcoming Philip, SECAmb Chair, David Astley
said: “I am delighted that we have made this appointment and I look
forward to working closely with Philip to continue to help drive
the organisation forward.

“I know that his experience at South Central
Ambulance Service and his variety of public and private sector
experience will be of real benefit to the Trust.

“I would like to thank Fionna for stepping up
to offer her expertise ahead of Philip’s arrival.

“Philip said: “I am greatly honoured to have
been appointed to this role and look forward to working with the
excellent team in place at SECAmb. 

I would like to thank both Daren and Fiona for
their leadership and I know that we will build on their