The Independent Ambulance Association has appointed five new Directors :
Ali Hashim – owner and Managing Director of BEARS Ambulance Service, re-joins the Board, having served as Secretary when the Association was formed in 2012.
Andrew Pooley – Managing Director at ERS Medical Services.
Rob Johnson – Operations Director at Bristol Ambulance EMS.
Russell Hobbs – Managing Director of G4S Patient Transport Services, previously Operations Director at Yorkshire Ambulance Services NHS Trust.
Tom Church – Managing Director at Ambulance Transfers Limited, previously a senior Operations Manager with East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
Commenting, Alan Howson (Executive Chairman) said, “These appointments add significant ‘reach’ and experience on issues affecting Members and the sector more broadly, particularly the challenges of sustainable non-emergency patient transport services and consistency of approach to Ratings by the Care Quality Commission. The new Directors will be actively involved in taking forward the IAA Quality Framework, which includes IAA Assured status, providing Commissioners with greater reassurance when engaging with Providers”.