Met Police appoints new Deputy Assistant Commissioner

The Metropolitan Police Service has appointed Barbara Gray to the position of Deputy Assistant Commissioner. Barbara is currently Assistant Chief Constable of Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), a position she has held since February 2017. Having joined the police in 1989, Barbara has served across all policing areas in Northern Ireland. Deputy Commissioner Sir… Read more »

Merseyside Police’s Chief Constable to retire in April

Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has announced that Andy Cooke QPM has informed her of his decision to retire as Chief Constable of Merseyside Police to take up a new appointment, details of which will be released in due course. PCC Jane Kennedy paid tribute to him for his exemplary service to Merseyside and… Read more »

London Ambulance Service appoints senior paramedic to its board to boost patient care

London Ambulance Service has announced that Dr John Martin (pictured above) will join the Trust as its Chief Paramedic and Quality Officer. This newly-created role will see Dr Martin also join the board of the country’s busiest ambulance service. He will provide professional development and guidance to paramedics and other clinical staff. His brief will… Read more »

Dorothy Hosein steps down as Chief Executive of EEAST

Dorothy Hosein has stepped down as Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust following a period of ill health. Dr Tom Davis, Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive, will continue as interim Chief Executive while the recruitment process for a substantive Chief Executive takes place. The process to recruit a permanent… Read more »

VCS appoints Daren Hutchinson as After Sales Manager

Ambulance conversion specialist VCS has recruited experienced customer engineer, Daren Hutchinson, to the role of After Sales Manager. Daren (pictured above) boasts more than 30 years of experience in electrical, technical and communications servicing, with much of his career focused in the emergency service sector, working with operational, covert and overt emergency service vehicles. This… Read more »

New Head of Operations to join Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) has appointed a Head of Operations to enhance leadership at the charity in light of the growing and more complex demands on their lifesaving service. Nick Tindal (pictured above) will join the charity next month, February 2021, in the new role, which will enhance the charity’s current management team…. Read more »

New Chair appointed to the College of Policing

Nick Herbert (Lord Herbert of South Downs) has been announced as the new Chair of the College of Policing. Lord Herbert will lead the College’s board, which has representatives from across policing. The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, on announcing the appointment of Nick Herbert (pictured above) – who previously served as Minister of State for… Read more »

Lucy D’Orsi announced as new British Transport Police Chief Constable

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) has announced that Lucy D’Orsi has been appointed as Chief Constable of the British Transport Police (BTP).  She will take up her appointment early in the New Year. Lucy is currently the Metropolitan Police’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner (DAC) for Specialist Operations. The current BTP Chief Constable Paul Crowther CBE… Read more »

London Fire Brigade appoints three new members to complete Togetherness Strategy Board

London Fire Brigade (LFB) has appointed three external members to its Togetherness Board, to support with the implementation of the brigade’s new inclusion strategy. Ridhima Tomar, Byron Johnson Brown and Dr Renuka Fernando join the Board for a two-year term. Their roles provide strategic leadership and accountability, and they will support the brigade to achieve… Read more »