London Ambulance Service appoints new Chief Executive

LAS Garrett EmmersonLondon Ambulance Service (LAS) has announced Garrett Emmerson as its new Chief Executive. Garrett, who was previously Transport For London’s Chief Operating Officer for Surface Transport, will take up the role on 30 May.

London Ambulance Service Chairman Heather Lawrence OBE said, “Garrett brings a wealth of experience of management, leadership and logistics in the capital. He’ll work with me, the board and executive colleagues to build on improvements we have already made for the benefit of our patients.”

Garrett said, “I am tremendously pleased to be joining the service at such an important time for the organisation and I’m looking forward to the challenges and meeting frontline, support and control room staff and learning more about the valuable jobs they do to care for Londoners every day.”

Andrew Grimshaw – who has been undertaking the role of Chief Executive since Christmas – will be leaving the service in June to become the Chief Financial Officer at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.