New Non-Executive Director Appointments

18 June 2021

Amanda Moat (pictured left) and Zafir Ali (pictured right)

NHS Improvement has confirmed the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director (NED) at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.  In addition, the Trust has successfully recruited to an Associate Non-Executive Director (Development) post.

Amanda Moat has been appointed as Non-Executive Director. She is an experienced senior manager in risk, compliance and quality, with particular expertise in the financial services and legal sectors.  She has advised on strategic matters including resourcing, diversification, product innovation, mergers and acquisitions, and change management. Amanda currently holds a number of non-executive directorships, including The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust where she is the NED Safeguarding Lead, Bolton@Home and Arcon Housing Group. She is also a Director at Candam Ltd, a Taekwondo school, and is a volunteer at Highfield School in Wakefield, a secondary school for pupils with complex needs, and at the Change Management Institute.

Amanda Moat has been appointed for a two-year period up to 4 June 2023.  She has declared no political activity in the last five years and will receive remuneration of £13,000 per annum.

As part of the Trust Board’s succession plans to improve diversity at senior level, a NExT programme development placement has been created for someone to learn first-hand about the challenges and opportunities associated with being a non-executive director in the NHS. 

Zafir Ali has been successfully recruited to this post in a process aligned to that used by NHS Improvement to appoint non-executive directors. Zafir currently holds a number of roles at the Government’s Internal Audit Agency: Deputy Head of Internal Audit and Counter Fraud Specialist for the Department of Health and Social Care; Head of Internal Audit for the Health Research Authority and Head of Internal Audit for the NHS Counter Fraud Authority. He has extensive audit/business knowledge and experience with over 20 years advising central government departments in governance, assurance, risk management and counter fraud environments and 10 years working in public-facing frontline roles in the civil service.

Zafir Ali has joined the Trust as an Associate Non-Executive Director (Development) for a two-year period up to 4 June 2023.  He has declared no political activity in the last five years and will receive a payment of £13,000 per annum.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service Chairman Kath Lavery commented: “We are delighted to welcome Amanda and Zafir to the Trust and I know their abundance of knowledge and experience will broaden the skills in our Board and benefit the organisation, our staff and patients across Yorkshire.”

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

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