The Chief Executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Anthony Marsh, has today been appointed to the additional national role of Chairman of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE).

Mr Marsh will assume his new responsibilities on the 1st August 2012, replacing Peter Bradley CBE who is leaving the UK to commence a senior ambulance role in New Zealand.

Peter Bradley said: “This is an excellent appointment for the AACE and for the ambulance service as a whole. Anthony is a strong leader who has played a significant role nationally over the past seven years, both with the chief executive lead role for leadership and communications and more recently, the lead role for emergency preparedness and national resilience.”

Anthony C. Marsh SBStJ DSci (Hon) MBA MSc FASI has successfully led West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust since 2006 and has consistently focused his efforts on improving patient care and developing staff within the Trust.

Commenting on his appointment to the AACE Chairman’s role Mr Marsh said: “I am delighted and privileged to take on this important national role. I am looking forward to continuing to progress the work and considerable achievements that Peter Bradley has been instrumental in taking forward during his time in this post.

“The NHS and the Ambulance sector is presented with a fantastic opportunity to make further improvements to the care that we already provide to patients. My role will be to work with the other Ambulance CEOs, Chairs and stakeholders to support this transformation. And finally, I would like to place on record my very many thanks for all the help and support Peter Bradley has provided to me over the years and I wish him well in his new role in New Zealand.”

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