Interim Chair appointed to ambulance trust

Date: 24 June 2019

Interim Chair of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust - Nigel Beverley

NHS England and NHS Improvement has today (Monday 24 June) announced the appointment of Nigel Beverley as Interim Chair of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (the Trust) Board.

Nigel, who replaces former Chair Sarah Boulton who stands down from the role on 30 June will continue in his role as Chair of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital Board and will commence in the position from Monday 1 July.

Nigel has a long and successful career in health management, primarily in the NHS, having held several chief executive positions in hospitals in Essex and London. He also has experience in commissioner roles at a regional level and in healthcare business development.

Nigel’s experience in the NHS provides him with a range of expertise including performance improvement, change management and transformation. 

Nigel said: “I am honoured to be appointed as Interim Chair for the East of England Ambulance Service. I look forward to working closely with CEO Dorothy Hosein, Board colleagues, staff and the regulators to support ambulance staff and volunteers while the Trust recruits a substantive Chair.”

Dorothy Hosein, Chief Executive for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust said: “I am delighted that Nigel is joining the Trust as Interim Chair and I look forward to working with him. Nigel has a wealth of experience within the NHS and I am confident that he will provide stability and expert leadership to the Trust Board while we recruit a permanent candidate to the role.”

Ann Radmore, Regional Director for NHS England and NHS Improvement – East of England, said: “We are committed to a joined-up NHS across the east of England that provides high quality care for patients. It is for this reason that we welcome the appointment of Nigel to the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust Board. His steady hand will ensure that the Trust continues to be well-lead while the process to recruit a permanent Chair progresses.”

NHS England and NHS Improvement will continue to work closely with both Trusts to ensure the support arrangement is working well.

  • Summary:

    NHS England and NHS Improvement has today announced the appointment of Nigel Beverley as Interim Chair of EEAST.