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Executive Board Directors

The Trust Board of Directors comprises both executive directors, who are responsible for the day to day running of the organisation, and non-executive directors, who are lay members of the public drawn for their skills, experience and expertise. The Board of Directors currently consists of the Chair and six non-executive directors, and the Chief Executive and six executive directors The Board of Directors meets in public on a bi-monthly basis, in May, July, September, November, January and March, usually on the last Wednesday of the month. An Annual General meeting is held in September.

Will Hancock

Will Hancock

Chief Executive

I am the Chief Executive and responsible for leading the transformation of South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) into a modern provider of emergency and urgent health care.

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James Underhay

James Underhay

Deputy Chief Executive

I joined South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust to lead the strategic development of the organisation.

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Charles Porter

Charles Porter

Director of Finance

I am primarily responsible for ensuring that South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has financial management and control systems in place which are fully compliant with the statutory instruments and guidelines.

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Philip Astle

Philip Astle

Chief Operating Officer

My role is to ensure that the Trust meets its core non-clinical operational objectives, complying with statutory and legal requirements, without sacrificing clinical standards, patient care and financial imperatives.

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Professor Helen Young

Professor Helen Young

Director of Patient Care and Service Transformation

I am the Director of Patient Care and Service Transformation and I am primarily responsible for ensuring the safe provision of high quality patient focused care.

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Melanie Saunders

Melanie Saunders

Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development

My role is to ensure that the Trust meets its strategic and operational aims by providing effective leadership, developing and delivering a successful Workforce, Education and Organisational Development strategy.

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Dr John Black

Dr John Black

Medical Director

John joined the Board of the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) in 2010 as Medical Director, having previously joined SCAS in 2007 as Divisional Medical Director for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

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