Governor elections

Our governors play an integral role in the running of our trust and represent you!

Each governor has a constituency and is committed to talking to local people to make sure your voices and opinions on the Trust are heard. The Trust’s Constitution sets out the principles of how the Council of Governors is governed.

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Structure of our Council of Governors

Our Council of Governors is made up of three different types of governors.

You can view our current list of Governors here

The dates of our Council of Governors meetings can be viewed here


Public Governors

Elected by members


Staff Governors

Elected by staff members


Community First Responder Governor


Appointed Governors

Voting results

Congratulations to our new public, staff and community first responder Governors!


  • Public Governor Hampshire
  • Hilary Foley 
  • Public Oxfordshire
  • Helen Ramsay 
  • Public Berkshire
  • Mark Davis
  • John Baldwin
  • 1 x vacancy remains
  • Public Buckinghamshire
  • No valid nominations were received
  • 1 x vacancy remains
  • Public Rest of England and Wales
  • No valid nominations were received 
  • 1 x vacancy remains


  • Staff 999 Operations South
  • Daniel Banfield
  • Staff NHS 111
  • Tariq Khan
  • Staff Corporate/Support/Other
  • Alan Weir elected

Community First Responder

  • Community First Responder
  • Tim Ellison


Upcoming elections

We have six vacancies for a Public Governor including a new constituency, Rest of England and Wales. This new constituency will allow or members and public at large to be represented.

Governor vacancies:

  • Berkshire = 3
  • Buckinghamshire = 1
  • Hampshire = 1
  • Oxfordshire = 1
  • Rest of England and Wales = 1

The nominations will be held in September. This is your opportunity to submit your nomination if you want to stand in the elections. You need to be a member in order to stand in the elections. You can register here to be a member.

Please note that you can’t stand in the elections unless you are a members. Once you have become a member, you can nominate yourself here.

The elections will be held in November with results available in December.

  • 26 September = Nominations open
  • 17 October (17:00) = Nominations close
  • 24 October = Deadline for candidate withdrawal
  • 16 November = Elections open
  • 7 December (17:00) = Elections close
  • 8 December = Results


You can find out more about the role at a Governor workshop. These will be held online in September. We will confirm date and time soon.

Public Governor workshops

  • 14 September 16:00 – 17:30
  • 20 September 18:00 – 19:30

Notice of poll

Close of poll: 5 pm on 7 December

It is hereby declared that elections are to be held in the following constituencies:

Hampshire: 1 to elect


  • Roger Batterbury
  • Stephanie Bennett
  • Malc Carpenter
  • Debbie Cattell
  • Hilary Foley

Oxfordshire: 1 to elect

  • Alastair Harding
  • Helen Ramsay

Staff/Corporate/Support/Other: 1 to elect

  • Richard McDonald
  • Dipen Rajyaguru
  • Alan Weir

Community First Responder: 1 to elect

  • Tim Ellison
  • Frank Epstein
  • James Mackeddie

Voting will open on 16 November 2022 and voting instructions will be distributed to qualifying members by post or by email.

Members who have received their voting instructions by post have the choice of casting their vote by returning the ballot paper by post or casting a vote online.

Members who have received their voting instructions by email can cast a vote online only. Votes can be cast by returning the ballot paper by post to:

Civica Election Services The Election Centre

33 Clarendon Road LONDON N8 0NW

Votes can be cast online at the following website:

All votes must be received by the Independent Scrutineer (Civica Election Services), at the address or website, above no later than 5pm on 07 December 2022

Inquiries about replacement ballot papers or voting instructions should be directed by telephone to the Returning Officer on 020 8889 9203 no later than 5pm on 05 December 2022.

The contact address for each of these candidates is C/O Ciara Hutchinson, The Returning Officer, Civica Election Services, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London, N8 0NW and the email address is


Contact with a governor should be addressed to them at the following address:

FAO Company Secretary
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
7-8 Talisman Business Centre
Talisman Road
OX26 6HR.

Or you can send an email to Please remember to include the name of the Governor/s you would like to contact in your message.

How many governors do we have in total?

  • Public governors – Elected by our members who live in their county, broken down as follows: Hampshire x 6, Berkshire x 3, Oxfordshire x 3 and Buckinghamshire x 3
  • Staff governors – Elected by SCAS FT staff members, broken down as follows: 999 EOC x1, 999 Operations North x 1, NHS111 x 1, PTS and Logistics Field Staff x 1, 999 Operations South x 1, Corporate, Support, other x 1.
  • Community First Responder Governor (CFR) – Elected by SCAS CFRs to represent their views
  • Appointed Governors – Come from organisations that work closely with SCAS, for example local charities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, and local authorities.

Want to know more about the Governor role?

NHS Providers (who are the membership organisation for NHS public provider trusts), have produced a guide on their website. Click here to view.

You could also download the SCAS Constitution document for reference purposes.

See also our Policies and Procedures.