The Welsh Ambulance Service has appointed a new Director of Planning and Performance. Hannah Evans, who previously held the post on an interim basis, has been awarded the role permanently following a full recruitment search.
Hannah, who is based in the South East Region Headquarters at Vantage Point House in Cwmbran, first joined the trust as Head of Strategic Development in June 2015 before taking up the interim post in September of the same year. Her previous experience includes roles as Head of Planning at the Welsh Government and Assistant Director of Planning at Aneurin Bevan Health Board.
Hannah, who lives in Cardiff, said she was delighted to be able to build on the work she has started since joining the service. She said, “I am very proud to have been offered the post of Director of Planning and Performance for the Trust. Working for the Welsh Ambulance Service is a privilege and I have witnessed first-hand the fantastic work carried out by our colleagues to provide quality care to patients across Wales. I’m now looking forward to carrying on the improvement journey that we have already set out on.”
Chief Executive Tracy Myhill said, “We are delighted that Hannah has accepted the Director of Planning and Performance role. Her wealth of knowledge and experience of NHS planning at Health Board and Welsh Government levels has already proved invaluable to us.
“Having strong, collaborative, inclusive and courageous leadership is crucial to the organisation and Hannah’s contribution to the Executive Team during her tenure as Interim Director has clearly demonstrated such qualities and approach. We would like to congratulate Hannah and wish her every success as she takes up the position on a substantive basis.”