Yorkshire Ambulance Service appoints new Chief Executive and Director of Operations

Two temporary bosses at the Yorkshire Ambulance Service have been given the job permanently.

Chief executive Rod Barnes and director of operations David Macklin took over as interim bosses last November.

And today they were appointed as full-time bosses.

He said: “I am delighted to be offered and accept the role of chief executive.

“We have started a journey over the last six months to deliver our vision to provide world class services for the people of Yorkshire and to provide rewarding careers and a working environment that supports all staff to fulfil their potential.”

Mr Barnes has also worked as director of finance and performance and deputy chief executive at the trust.

Trust chairwoman Della Cannings said: “With this appointment Rod will continue to deliver the progress he has started with immediate effect.

“Rod is very experienced and well respected within the NHS, particularly in the finance sector, in both acute hospitals as well as within ambulance trusts.

“The Board is looking forward to continuing to work with both Rod and David and the stability their appointments will bring to the organisation.”

Mr Barnes replaced David Whiting last year, who quit after three years in the job.