Trust appoints two new Non-Executive Directors

3rd May 2022

THE Welsh Ambulance Service has appointed two new Non-Executive Directors to its Board.

Ceri Jackson, who has held a number of senior roles in the charity sector, and Hannah Rowan (nee Burch) who also has eight years’ experience in the third sector after beginning her career as a teacher, took up their posts on 01 April 2022.

Ceri, who lives in Cardiff, has over the last year been interim Non-Executive Director for the Trust and is also a Non-Executive Director for the Stroke Association and Sight Life.

She said:
“I am delighted to be joining the Board of WAST as Non-Executive Director after a year in the interim role.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and am excited to help shape the future of this proud organisation as it looks to transform services across Wales.”

Ceri was the Interim Director of Strategy and Transformation at Ty Hafan children’s hospice until 2020, and has previously worked as both the Director and Head of Community at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

She has previously sat on several Boards in Wales in order to help review policy and practice across a range of areas, including health, social care and housing.

Hannah, also from Cardiff, is currently Change Manager for Citizens Advice and is also a Non-Executive Director for Qualifications Wales, the regulator for all non-degree qualifications in Wales.

Hannah has a background as a business coach and specialises in high-level problem solving and strategic oversight.

She said: “I am an enthusiastic advocate for equality, diversity and inclusion and the positive impact that this can have on the culture and performance of an organisation.

“It is an honour to be joining the Board in the Non-Executive Director role and I am looking forward to working with colleagues in the Trust.”

Martin Woodford, Chair of the Welsh Ambulance Service, said: “We’re delighted to have both Ceri and Hannah join us on the Board.

“They bring with them a wealth of experience and strategic insight which will prove crucial to the Trust as we navigate change in this post-pandemic period.

“I know colleagues will join me in extending a very warm welcome to them both and look forward to the contributions they will make to our development.”

The Trust’s 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.

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