Two ambulance services make top level appointments

The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) have both appointed new Chief Executives.

NWAS Bob WilliamsThe appointment of Bob Williams as the NWAS Chief Executive followed a rigorous and challenging recruitment process. Mr Williams had held the role of Acting Chief Executive for 12 months and has a long career history with ambulances services in the midlands and the North of England.

Mary Whyham, NWAS Trust Chair, said, “Bob is a very highly respected member of the NWAS team and I have no doubt that with his passion and drive for the NHS – our staff and our patients will all benefit from his leadership. With this appointment, we are now in a position to move forward and look to the future – we want to ensure that the North West Ambulance Service can continue to be a service that the people of the North West are proud of.”

East Midlands

EMAS Sue NoyesEMAS chairman Jon Towler has appointed Sue Noyes as the new Chief Executive to lead the organisation. Sue has more than 20 years’ experience in the NHS – most recently as acting Chief Executive at the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. Her interim role at EMAS is expected to last at least nine months while a permanent successor can be found.

Sue Noyes said, “I’m looking forward to getting started at EMAS. I know that all staff in the organisation are committed to serving the people of the East Midlands in the best way possible and I see my role as helping the organisation reach its full potential in this mission.”

Chairman, Jon Towler said, “Sue brings with her a proven track record in changing the culture of organisations to get the best out of people. I’m sure that, with mine and the board’s support, she will help EMAS reach and exceed its targets as well as providing an excellent service to the people of the East Midlands.”