The former head of an ambulance trust has been appointed as the new chair of TASC The Ambulance Staff Charity.

Sue Noyes, who was previously the CEO of East Midlands Ambulance Service Trust, takes over from Roy Norris who has stood down due to new commitments in Wales.
She had recently been appointed as a new Trustee of TASC.

Sue, who served as head of East Midlands Ambulance for two and a half years, had previously worked as a finance director at a variety of trusts within the NHS. She said:

“I have been involved in charities for about 10 years as well as my NHS work as I always knew that I wanted to give something back.

“The ambulance service gets under your skin, so when the opportunity came up to support ambulance staff by becoming a trustee at TASC I was really pleased to become involved. I am now absolutely delighted to have been appointed as the new chair. It is a real privilege for me to undertake the role and one I am really looking forward to.”

Sue, who is married with a son and three step-daughters, added:

“We all know at TASC that we have real opportunities for the future and we want to work hard to ensure we make a real difference to the lives of hard-working ambulance staff and their families. The work that ambulance staff do can take its toll and, as I have done a lot of work with mental health trusts, I was particularly interested in what I could do to support ambulance staff in this area through TASC.

“The key role for me is to further build relationships with ambulance trusts and the independent sector, as well as other charity partners, so we can provide the best possible service going forward.”

Sue, who previously qualified as a chartered accountant, went into the NHS in 1990 as part of the major reforms at that time. As well as becoming a trustee and chair at TASC she has also become a lay member at South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group and recently started her own personal and team coaching business.

A spokeswoman for TASC said:

“Sue is well respected in the NHS and the ambulance service and is particularly well known for her passion for supporting staff. We are delighted to welcome her as the new chair of the charity and look forward to developing both our services and influence in the future.”

For more information about TASC, The Ambulance Staff Charity please visit www.theasc.org.uk or call 02477 987922.

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