IAA announces Executive Chair, four new Directors

Thursday, 05 May, 2016


Directors of the Independent Ambulance Association (IAA) are pleased to announce the following new appointments.

Alan Howson, is appointed as Executive Chairman. Alan has been a Non-executive Director since the inception of the IAA in November 2012, and was acting Chairman in 2014.

Margaret Serna, Managing Director at Thames Group, re-joins the Board as a member Director. Margaret has vast experience of managing ambulance services, having been Chief Executive of Lincolnshire Ambulance Service and managed Thames Ambulance Service since 2010.

Clare Smith and Andrea Maynard, Care Quality Managers at BEARS and Prometheus Medical respectively, join the Board as Directors. As a registered Nurse, Andrea brings a wealth of clinical knowledge, experience and understanding to the Board.

Steve Burton, Pro-Medicus, also joins the Board of Directors.

Existing Directors Matt McDonnell (Medicare EMS Group) and Dan Squibb (X9 Services) complete the Board. Matt will continue as Deputy Chairman, bringing valuable experience and continuity to the role.

“I am genuinely excited to have been appointed to the role of Executive Chairman, a role that combines the leadership and management of the Association, with the challenge of making things happen. The Independent sector plays a crucial role in many and varied settings, and it is of vital importance that our voice is heard, particularly given the changes taking place in commissioning and regulation.

The appointment of new Directors, who bring high level expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm to the board will both re-energise and re-focus the work of the Association. I relish the opportunity of working with Directors, our members and affiliates to ensure the voice Independent Ambulance sector is heard and responded to.”

Alan Howson, Executive Chairman, IAA.

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