14 August 2015 - New Non-Executive Director Appointed For NWAS The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has confirmed the appointment of Richard Groome as Non-Executive Director of North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Richard Groome is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Royal Society of Public Health. Living in Shropshire, Richard has extensive business and family connections in our area and has been heavily involved with major public infrastructure projects like Alder Hey and North Staffs Hospitals, Manchester Waste, GMPA, Oldham Housing and Manchester street lighting. Previously a Non-Executive director with the Shropshire Heath Authority, he has also worked with West Midlands Ambulance Services (WMAS). Chairman for North West Ambulance Service, Wyn Dignan comments: “We’re delighted to welcome Richard Groome to the Service and are confident that he will be a positive addition to the Trust Board. “Richard has a wealth of experience within the healthcare and public sectors, and this will be invaluable to the Trust, particularly his previous work with our ambulance colleagues in West Midlands.” Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts made by the NHS TDA are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Richard Groome has been appointed from 6 August 2015 until 5 August 2017 and is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum. He has declared no political activity in the last five years.