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'Much more to do' to realise Welsh Ambulance Service's true potential, says new chief

Credit: Welsh Ambulance Service

The new Chief Executive of the Welsh Ambulance Service says there is "much more to do to realise the true potential of the organisation".

Jason Killens is currently Chief Executive at the South Australia Ambulance Service and spent much of his career spent at the London Ambulance Service.

He will take on his new role as Chief Executive of the Welsh Ambulance Service in the near future.

Jason says it is an exciting time to join the Welsh service.

The Welsh Ambulance Service has been on an impressive journey of transformation in the last few years, but I recognise there is much more to do to realise the true potential of the organisation.

That’s an exciting proposition for me, leading an organisation which is committed to punching well above its weight, both as a leading ambulance service on the global stage and also as a key player in the wider unscheduled care system in Wales.

I am looking forward to joining you in the early autumn and will be working with the Executive Team on a plan to engage with as many of you as possible when I arrive.

– Jason Killens, Chief Executive of the Welsh Ambulance Service

There was an exceptionally strong field for this post, which is testament to the regard in which the Welsh Ambulance Service is now held.

Jason is an experienced and respected leader in ambulance services, both in this country and abroad. He brings with him a wide range of leadership and transformational skills, coupled with an engaging and lively approach which, I have no doubt, will make a positive impact on the organisation and across NHS Wales more broadly.

– Martin Woodford, Interim Chair