13th January 2021
THE appointment of Welsh Ambulance Service Non-Executive Director Emrys Davies has been extended by 12 months.
Emrys, who was first appointed in 2014, will remain a Non-Executive Director on the Board until 31 March 2022.
The Board is comprised of the Chairman and Non-Executive Directors, Chief Executive and Executive Directors as well as Trade Union partners, all of whom work collectively as the Board.
Non-Executive Directors are appointed on a fixed term basis by the Health Minister and bring to the Board independence of judgement, diversity of background and a wide range of skills and expertise drawn from public, third and private sectors.
They work with Executive Directors to develop strategy, policy and ensure sound governance, and ensure the Trust delivers services and performs effectively at a strategic and operational level.
Having gained a number of management qualifications, including an MSc, Emrys enjoyed a successful career at a senior level in the motor industry, and prior to joining the Welsh Ambulance Service, was also a Community Health Council Chair in Wales.
Chair Martin Woodford said: “We are delighted that Emrys has agreed to remain for a further 12 months as we navigate our way through what will probably go down as the most challenging period in our history.
“This is undoubtedly a time for continuity of leadership, and Emrys’ experience and insight as a Board member will be invaluable to us in the coming months.
“We are grateful to all of our Non-Executive Directors for the advice, challenge and expertise they bring to the table, as well as their commitment to shape and improve services for the public.”
Meanwhile, Non-Executive Director Pam Hall has taken retirement, with effect from 31 December 2020.
Liverpool-born Pam, who also joined the service in 2014, began her career in ICT before moving to Hartlepool to work for a brewery.
She joined the NHS in 1984 and worked at hospitals in Merseyside before moving across the border to NHS Wales in 1996, where she became the manager of NHS Wales Informatics Services acting on behalf of Welsh Government and Local Health Boards.
Martin added: “Pam has made a huge contribution as a Non-Executive Director over the last seven years, most notably as Chair of Audit Committee and as a passionate champion for the development of digital technology.
“We would like to extend a huge thanks to Pam for her service, and wish her a long and happy retirement.”
For more information, please call Head of Communications Lois Hough on 01745 778671 or email Lois.Hough@wales.nhs.uk