Tracy Ellery - Director of Finance Tracy Ellery became Director of Finance of the North West Ambulance Service in August 2015. In addition to Finance her remit covers responsibility for Patient Transport Services, Fleet, Estates, IT, Procurement and Contracting. She is also the lead Director for the Trust’s Foundation Trust application. Tracy began her NHS career in 1982 in East Cheshire and is a professionally qualified accountant (FCCA) with a business degree. Her previous role was as Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Finance at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, a post she held for 10 years. She brings over 16 years’ experience at Board level and has been Director of Finance in five other NHS organisations. Her experience spans mental health, learning disabilities, community, primary care and acute and also provider and commissioning organisations as well as the NHS Executive. Visibility and personal communication with staff is particularly important to Tracy and since joining the Trust in August she has spent time with PES and PTS services both in Control, Contact and Support Centres as well as out on the road with crews.