Appointment of Non-Executive Director North West Ambulance Service is pleased to announce that Ruth Roberts has been appointed as a Trust, Non-Executive Director. Ruth, from Chorley, Lancashire, has over 33 years' experience working with the NHS, across a number of organisations in both clinical and managerial roles, and from which she has gained significant experience at management and Board level. Ruth's four year post commenced on 26 March 2013. Ruth's role will see her constructively challenge the decisions of the Board and help develop the Trust's future strategy. As Chair of the Quality Committee, she will ensure the Trust continues to deliver the best possible standards of care. As with all non-executive directors of NHS trusts, Ruth is entitled to remuneration of £6,096 per annum. The appointment has been confirmed by the NHS Trust Development Authority. Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts made by the NHS Trust Development Authority are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.