The Ambulance Staff Charity Trustees & Patrons | TASC

TASC’s Trustees

The Ambulance Staff Charity is a governed by its Board of Trustees, which makes decisions about our strategic direction and is ultimately responsible for the management and conduct of the charity.

Sue Noyes, Chair

Sue joined the Board in 2013 and is a qualified accountant with over 25 years’ experience in the NHS. Until 2016, Sue was the Chief Executive of East Midlands Ambulance Service where she was responsible for more than 3,000 staff over five counties. Since leaving the NHS, Sue is now focusing on building her coaching and mentoring business.

Sue is also the Chair of Coventry College and a Non-Executive Director of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Gordon Enstone, Vice Chair

Gordon is one of our longest serving board members, originally joining our Board in 2009 when we were still known as the Ambulance Service Benevolent Fund. Gordon has a wealth of knowledge in the ambulance sector, both NHS and private.

He began his career with Hertfordshire Ambulance Service in 1964 as a Patient Transport Driver and went on to serve over 34 years in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Ambulance Service. Gordon retired from the NHS in 1998 and spent the rest of his career in a private ambulance service.

Carl Ledbury

Carl has over 40 years’ experience within the ambulance service and qualified as a Paramedic in 1986. He has worked in various roles for West Midlands Ambulance Service, and had the role of CBRN Operations Manager until he took early retirement in 2012. Carl was an avid support of the Ambulance Services Benevolent Fund which resulted in him becoming a Trustee in 2015 when The Ambulance Staff Charity was formed.

Carl is heavily involved in our biennial memorial and is also very proud to be the Ambulance Services Co-ordinator for the Remembrance Day Parade at the Cenotaph Whitehall.

Gerry Brown

Gerry re-joined our Board of Trustees in early 2017 after a two-year break, however he first joined our Board of Trustees in 1996 when we were still known as The Ambulance Benevolent Fund.

Gerry started his career as a construction engineer before joining Essex Ambulance Service as a trainee technician in the 1980s. Gerry had many roles in the ambulance service throughout his career including being a Paramedic, NHS Tutor, Ambulance Liaison Officer and Control Manager. Gerry retired from service in 2009.

Dinesh Visavadia

Dinesh is a Director at Independent Trustee Services with significant experience of working with large pension schemes on their pension and investment strategies. He has previously been the Head of Pensions at large organisations which include John Lewis Partnership, Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd, Royal Mail Group, JPMorgan and Willis Towers Watson.

Dinesh is also the Chair of the Swan Foundation and sits on the Board of Trustees at Action for Children Pension Fund and St Christopher’s Fellowship.

Edward Weiss

Edward originally trained as a chartered accountant but spent much of his career in industry for several international companies including Drake & Cubitt, and Chubb Security. In 1992 he joined Lloyds as Chairman of Loss Reviews which resulted in him becoming one of the first Commissioners of the Criminal Cases Review Commission dealing with alleged or suspected miscarriages of justice.

Edward has also held non-executive director roles for South Central Ambulance Service and the Home Office’s Security Industry Authority. Alongside his work, Edward as also been a Chair of a leading mental health charity, a diocesan representative for the Church Urban Fund and a Treasurer of his local Church.

Tony Arrowsmith

Tony joined as a The Ambulance Staff Charity trustee in 2019 following a career in advertising and marketing. He has previously been a PLC Director of the Charles Barker/ BNB Resources Group and was responsible for their UK advertising and public relations businesses, as well as a Chairman of the UK Central Agency of McCann-Erickson.

Tony has served as a Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director of West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust for 12 years to October 2018 and has also been a Trustee of the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Roger Diggle

Roger is a Programme Director with 25 years of experience in Programme Finance, Risk and Client Management. He has worked with many of the UK’s leading technology providers, including BT, BAE Systems, Fujitsu and ATOS.

Roger now runs his own company providing services to the UK government and their technology providers.

Kulvinder Naga

Kulvinder Naga is a Marketing Communications and Engagement Specialist with experience of working within central and local government, the charity and the health sector. She has lead marketing communications and engagement strategies for specific projects and programmes for NHS England, the London Development Agency (LDA), the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), Birmingham City Council (Capita), UKTI, the Arts Council and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Kulvinder currently works as the Head of Communications and Engagement at NHS England.

Our Patron, Simon Weston CBE

Simon’s career clearly demonstrates how a positive mental attitude can achieve great business goals and he is an inspiring Patron for The Ambulance Staff Charity.

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