THE Welsh Ambulance Service has appointed a new interim Non-Executive Director to its Board.
Ceri Jackson, who has held a number of senior roles in the charity sector, took up post on 01 April 2021 and will serve for a period of 12 months.
Ceri, who lives in Cardiff, and is also a Non-Executive Director for the Stroke Association and Sight Life, said: “It is a privilege to be joining the Board at this pivotal time.
“The organisation has risen to the significant and unprecedented challenges from the pandemic and I recognise what a challenging year it has been for the staff and Board.
“I look forward to working with the Board and staff in their ambitious programme to transform services for people across Wales.”
Ceri was the Interim Director of Strategy and Transformation at Ty Hafan until last year, 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.
Chair Martin Woodford said: “We’re delighted to have appointed Ceri, who brings with her a wealth of experience across a broad range of portfolios, as well as a successful track record of delivering improvement through collaboration and strategic partnerships.
“It’s a critical time for our ambulance service as we navigate our way out of a global pandemic, all while trying to build on the good work done to date to transform and improve our ambulance service, and we look forward to the contribution that Ceri will make.
“I know colleagues will join me in extending a very warm welcome to Ceri.”
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.