New Non-Executive Director Appointment

08 January 2019

Anne Cooper has been selected by NHS Improvement to serve on the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust Board as a Non-Executive Director. Her appointment runs for two years until 2 December 2020.

Anne, from Mirfield, is an accomplished senior nurse leader with a career spanning 35 years in the NHS. Over the last ten years Anne has worked at national level in large NHS organisations, including two years at NHS England. Her most recent full-time post was Chief Nurse at NHS Digital where her main focus was on the benefits of digital developments to enhance clinical care and patient experience.  She has also been involved in delivering national, large-scale programmes such as the Nursing Technology Fund.

Anne is a Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute and in 2014 was voted by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) and Nursing Times as one of the top 12 social pioneers in health and included on the HSJ’s top 50 list of inspirational women in the NHS.

Anne is also a Non-Executive Director of Care Opinion, the leading independent non-profit feedback platform for health and social care services in England, and has recently become a founding Board member for a new community interest company, TEC Quality. 

Speaking about her new role at YAS, Anne said: “I am delighted to be joining YAS and am looking forward to applying my clinical and digital knowledge and experience to the ambulance sector.  The Trust provides a great service to many people across the region and I want to be part of helping to deliver its strategic agenda over the next few years.” 

Yorkshire Ambulance Service Chairman Kath Lavery welcomed Anne to the Trust: “We are delighted that Anne has joined the Board and her wealth of experience will be of great benefit to us and our patients across Yorkshire.”

Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts made by the NHS Improvement are subject to the Governance Code for Public Appointments.

Anne Cooper has been appointed from 3 December 2018 until 2 December 2020.  She has declared no political activity in the last five years and will receive remuneration of £6,157 per annum.

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