9 January 2017 - NWAS chair appointment extended NHS Improvement (NHSI) has confirmed the extension to the contract of North West Ambulance Service Chair, Wyn Dignan. Wyn joined the Trust in February 2015 and her appointment has now been extended to 31 January 2019. Wyn is an experienced Chair who has held the position of Chair of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust since 2004. Prior to that, she served as Chair of North Manchester Primary Care Trust between 2000 and 2004 and has also held the positions of Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chair at North Manchester Healthcare NHS Trust. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Wyn’s professional career has been in the banking and finance sectors. Her ‘hands-on’ approach and passion for high quality care for the most vulnerable is well known across the local health economy. Commenting on her extension, Wyn said: “I am delighted that my appointment has been extended as I am thoroughly enjoying my time as Chair of NWAS. “During the last two years I have met some truly inspirational people and am very proud of the dedication and commitment to patient care shown by our staff. I am very much looking forward to continuing my role and working with the Board to further improve our services to make us, not only a first rate NHS trust but also, a great place to work whether frontline or behind the scenes.” Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts made by NHSI are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Wyn Dignan has been appointed from 1 February 2017 until 31 January 2019 and is entitled to receive a remuneration of £35,000 per annum. Wyn has declared no political activity in the last five years.