Our Board

TASC The Ambulance Staff Charity is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board exercises responsibility for the overall strategic direction, governance and management of TASC. It delegates responsibility for the day-to-day running of TASC through the Executive Team.  Members of the TASC Board of Trustees are listed below:

Meet our Trustees

Sue Noyes was appointed as a Trustee at TASC in 2016, following a twenty five year career in the NHS, most latterly as Chief Executive of East Midlands Ambulance Service. Her achievements at EMAS included the establishment of wellbeing support mechanisms ; and improvements in the staff survey results during her period at the helm.

Sue is now focussing on her portfolio career - building her coaching and mentoring business ; her work as Chair of Safeline, Warwick ; and her role as Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement at South Warwickshire CCG. She is also a qualified accountant and member of ICAEW  ; and she lives in Warwick

Gordon became a Trustee of the Ambulance Service Benevolent Fund in 2009 and a member of the Executive Committee for the Ambulance Service Benevolent Fund  in 2014.

He has been a member of the Executive Committee for The Ambulance Services Charity (TASC) since October 2014.

Gordon joined the formally known Hertfordshire Ambulance Service in 1964 as a Patient Transport Driver, he went on to served 34 years in the Beds & Herts Ambulance Service becoming Assistant Director of Operations, retiring in 1998. Gordon subsequently worked for a private Ambulance Service for 15 years.

Michael (Mik) joined the Ambulance Service Benevolent Fund  as Treasurer in 2008 and became Treasurer of  The Ambulance Services Charity (TASC) in October 2014 and is a member of the Executive and the Finance and Audit Committee of the charity.

Mik played a key part in the developments of the Charity in 2014/15 leading to the formation of TASC. Mik comes from a NHS background having held senior finance positions in Wales at both National and local health organisations over a 39 year career.  His last role was the Director of Finance for the Welsh Ambulance Service. 

Gerry re-joined the Board of Trustees in early 2017 after a 2-year break.

He started his career as a construction engineer in the 1970’s.

After being made redundant in the early 1980’s he joined Essex Ambulance Service as a trainee technician, working out of Harlow Ambulance station.  By 1986 he was a Leading Ambulance man at Waltham Abbey, transferring to Stansted station in 1991.

It was at this time he was introduced to the Ambulance Service Benevolent Fund, by a colleague.  He went on to become a Trustee of in 1996, the year he qualified as a paramedic, qualified as an NHS Tutor and became an Assistant Divisional Commander/Ambulance Liaison Officer at Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge. 

He managed many PTS contracts and later became Control Manager and Clinical Operations Manager before taking early retirement in 2009.

He says he was pleased to be asked to re-join the new incarnation of the ASBF as TASC and looks forward to helping the Charity develop further into its nationwide role. 

Carl has 40 years’ experience with the Ambulance Service. Having worked for West Midlands Ambulance Service in various roles and finally being the CBRN Operations Manager until he took early retirement in November 2012. His retirement was short lived and he returned undertaking special projects for the Trust until finally finishing in November 2016. He qualified as an Extended Trained Ambulanceman(Paramedic) in 1986. Carl has been an avid support of the Ambulance Services Benevolent Fund and thus followed in him becoming a Trustee and member of the board of the Ambulance Staff Charity. Carl has been involved in the Biennial memorial service that takes place at the National Memorial Arboretum on several occasions. He is also the Ambulance Services Co-ordinator for the Remembrance Day Parade at the Cenotaph Whitehall, a role he is very proud to undertake, pleased and thankful of the support TASC provide for this event. Carl is a supporter of a number of other charities, West Midlands Careteam, Trauma Care UK and the Ambulance Service Institute. 

Cliff was Chairman of TASC The Ambulance Services Charity from 2014 until August 2016, having previously been a Trustee on the Board of its predecessor, the Ambulance Service Benevolent Fund 

Still practicing as a paramedic in Wales, Cliff has worked for the NHS Ambulance Service in both operational and senior management positions for over 35 years.  Cliff has also been involved in special projects for both Health and other Government departments.  He became interested in the ambulance service in 1974 through raising money for various local ambulance benevolent funds.  Cliff is very proud to be supporting The Ambulance Services Charity.

 

Dinesh Visavadia, retired as the Head of Pensions from the John Lewis Partnership before taking up a number of Charity Trustee roles.

Dinesh is a trustee of the Action for Children Pension Fund and a trustee of St Christopher’s Fellowship, both charities working for vulnerable children.  He says that these charities do wonderful work to make a difference to the lives of the children in their care.  He finds it thoroughly rewarding to work with these Charities.

Dinesh is also the Chair of the Swan Foundation which works in a wide cross-section of East London communities which have a rich and diverse culture and history.

Dinesh is a Director at Independent Trustee Services with significant experience of working with large pension schemes (defined benefit and defined contributions) on their pension and investment strategies.  He has previously been the Head of Pensions at large organisations which include Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd, Royal Mail Group, JPMorgan and Willis Towers Watson.   He is currently a trustee of several pension schemes with different types of sponsors and the leads the sole professional trusteeship proposal for ITS.

Dinesh says that “he is very excited to work with the Ambulance Staff Charity supporting the men and women who do an incredible job in the communities.”

Edward Weiss originally trained as a chartered accountant but has spent much of his career in industry as a main board director of several large international companies, Drake & Cubitt, Lindustries and latterly Chubb Security where he was Finance Director and then Director of Strategic Development, being also Chairman of one of its Pacific Rim subsidiaries. In 1992 he left Chubb and became Chairman of Loss Reviews at Lloyd’s, also joining the Corporate Finance Panel. Following this he was asked to become one of the first Commissioners of the Criminal Cases Review Commission dealing with alleged or suspected miscarriages of justicet. In addition to handling case work, he was Chairman of the Finance Committee.

In 2004 Edward Weiss was asked to become a non-executive director of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

Edward Weiss has been a non-executive director of Retirement Care, SPV, Waterhall and Edge Properties. He was on the board of the Chartered Accountants Compensation Company and is now on the Disciplinary Committee of the ACCA. He has been on various committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, including being Chairman of the Pensions and Euro Committees and Deputy Chairman of the Business Law Committee. He is a member of the Hundred Group of Footsie 100 Companies where he was been Chairman of the Pensions Committee for many years. He was also on one of the Treasury’s Euro Advisory Groups.

Edward Weiss has been a non-executive director of the South Central Ambulance Service (where he chaired the Audit Committee) and of the Home Office’s Security Industry Authority.

In the voluntary sector, Edward Weiss is Chairman of the local YMCA and was on the national Board. He was Chair of a leading mental health charity and is the diocesan representative for the Church Urban Fund. Edward Weiss is an Adviser for the local Advisory Centre handling debt matters and has been Treasurer of his local Church.

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