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Yorkshire Ambulance Service Non-Executive Director is reappointed

11 August 2008

11 August 2008

non-executive director Roger Holmes

Roger Holmes CB has been reappointed to serve a further term on the Board of Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) as a Non-Executive Director. The appointment was made by the Appointments Commission and runs from 1 August 2008 until 31 July 2012.

Roger Holmes CB is from York and is a former Chief Executive of St John Ambulance.  He has held senior posts in the Department of Trade and Industry and a number of large commercial organisations including Dunlop and the Chloride Group where he was a main board director, and the Royal Mint where he was Chief Executive.

Dr Nick Varey, Chairman of Yorkshire Ambulance Service, said: "I am delighted that Roger is able to complete a further term with us and know that his knowledge and experience will continue be a great asset to the Board. We very much value the dedication of our non-executive directors who bring a range of skills, experience and points of view to the organisation and help ensure we deliver services that meet the needs of local people."

As members of the Trust Board, non-executive directors oversee the delivery of ambulance services for the local community and help ensure the best use of financial resources to maximise benefits for patients. They also contribute to plans to improve and develop services which meet the area's particular needs. As residents of Yorkshire, the non-executive directors provide a crucial link between the Trust and local people and help to ensure that the interests of patients are well-represented when any decisions are taken by the Board.

Non-executive directors are expected to spend 2 days a month working for the Trust. They receive 5,875 remuneration per year.
The appointment has been made in accordance with the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments’ (OCPA) Code of Practice.  All non-executive appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.  However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public.  Roger Holmes CB does not hold any other ministerial appointments and has no declared political activity within the last five years.

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