12 November 2018 - NWAS announces new Chief Executive

Daren MochrieFollowing the retirement earlier this year of North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) Chief Executive, Derek Cartwright, the trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Daren Mochrie who will be joining NWAS in spring of next year.

Daren Mochrie, currently the Chief Executive of South East Coast Ambulance Service, was appointed following an intensive recruitment process which took place in the summer, involving commissioners, non-executive directors and external representatives.

Daren has worked for the NHS since the age of 17.  He has extensive experience of managing ambulance services in both rural and urban settings. Prior to joining South East Coast Ambulance Service Daren was Director of Operations for the Scottish Ambulance Service and the lead for ambulance provision in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.  Daren has also held the position of specialist advisor with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), leading four recent CQC inspections of ambulance trusts in England.

NWAS Chair, Wyn Dignan said: “We’re very pleased to be welcoming Daren to the trust, he has a wealth of experience within the NHS, and in particular the ambulance sector, and we look forward to continuing to provide the best care for our patients under Daren’s leadership.”