The London Ambulance Service has today announced the appointment of Ann Radmore as the organisation’s new Chief Executive.
Ann, who is currently the Chief Executive of NHS South West London, started her NHS career as a national management trainee.
She was appointed Sector Chief Executive for South West London in 2009; previously she was Chief Executive of NHS Wandsworth.
Speaking about her appointment, Ann said: “I am delighted to have been appointed and look forward to a new set of challenges that this important role will bring.
“I very much look forward to working with the London Ambulance Service to play my part in taking these essential services for Londoners from strength to strength and developing them as part of the integrated care services of the future.
“I have lived in London all my life and worked in the NHS since 1983 and feel privileged to have the opportunity to work for this crucial, lifesaving service.”
LAS UNISON Branch Secretary Eric Roberts said: “I welcome the appointment of someone with a long experience of working within the NHS. I also welcome the fact that the service have appointed the first female to the position of CEO of the best and biggest ambulance service in the world. I look forward to working with her in a positive way in the interest of Staff, Patients and the people of London.”
Chairman Richard Hunt said: “I am delighted to have been able to appoint Ann to the role of CEO for the LAS. Ann is a highly experienced successful CEO who will bring not only a wealth of experience but also a very strategic outlook from her various NHS roles which will help ensure that the service is at the centre of emergency and urgent care in the capital over the coming years. Ann is passionate about patient care and is looking forward to working with the LAS to ensure that it continues to play its part in improving care on a pan London basis.”
Ann will take up the role around the end of the year. She will replace Peter Bradley, who left last month to become Chief Executive of St John in New Zealand.