Senior Management Staff Changes The Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy Ellery as the Trust’s new Director of Finance. Alan Stuttard, the current Director of Finance, will be retiring from the Trust in September 2015. Tracy is currently Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive at Manchester West Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust, where she has been for the last ten years. NWAS has a strong track record for financial management and I know Tracy will build on this, bringing a wealth of experience to the Trust. We thank Alan for his hard work and commitment to NWAS wish him all the best for the future. Associate Director Strategy and Planning - Salman Desai has been appointed Associate Director Strategy and Planning with effect from 1 July 2015. This is a new, temporary role supporting the Chief Executive and the Executive Team. Salman brings a wide range of professional leadership skills and NHS experience to the post and he is to be congratulated in his new appointment. Medical Director - Professor Kevin Mackway Jones has tendered his intention to stand down as Medical Director for NWAS. Kevin has been instrumental in ensuring the safety of the clinical practice of NWAS since its inception as well as creating the clinical leadership programme that puts the Trust at the forefront of all ambulance services, for which he is both thanked and applauded.