Welcome to Our Board
The Board is accountable for our vision, strategy, the way we run our services and spend money. We have a unitary made up of 14 Board Members which includes 7 Executive Directors and 7 Non-Executive Directors.
Meet the Board:
- Chief Executive - Will Warrender
- Trust Chairman - Tony Fox
- Executive Directors - Tim Bishop, Jonathan James (Acting), Dr Andy Smith, Jenny Winslade, Jessica Cunningham, Amy Beet (Maternity Leave), Vikki Matthews (Interim) and Will Warrender.
- Non-Executive Directors - Nick Cullen, Martin Holloway, Minesh Khashu, Paul Love, Gail Bragg (Deputy Chair), Venessa James (Senior Independent Director) and Tony Fox.
To view the Boards profiles please click here
Our Executive Directors are responsible for the operational management of the Trust. They are a part of the Board as well as being employees of the Trust. They are lead by the Chief Executive.
Non-Executive Directors make sure the Board acts in the interests of our patients and community. They are members of the public and they're appointed for a set period of time for their skills and experience.
The Trust Chair is one of the Non-Executive Directors and undertakes a dual role as Chair of the Board of Directors as well as the Council of Governors. This means that the Chair is responsible for leading both the Board and the Council of Governors to ensure that they are working together effectively.
The Board also include the Deputy Chair who deputises for the Chair when appropriate and a Senior Independent Director (SID) who is appointed by the Board made in consultation with the Council of Governors. The SID should act as the point of contact with the Board of Directors if Governors have concerns which approaches through normal channels have failed to resolve or for which such approaches are inappropriate. The SID may also act as the point of contact with the Board for Governors when they discuss for example the Chair's performance.
The Board works closely with our Council of Governors who represents the views of our local community.
Contacting the Board
All Board members may be contacted via the Trust Secretary through Marty.McAuley@swast.nhs.uk or the Trust Secretary, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter, EX2 7HY.