Peter Strachan, Chair
Peter Strachan joined the Trust as Chair on 29 May 2018. A graduate of Durham University, Peter returns to the North East from Scotland to join the ambulance service after a career in the railway industry, latterly as chairman of UK Rail and managing director of the Caledonian Sleeper for Serco PLC. He has also served in senior roles with Network Rail and the Department for Transport. He has strong links and family ties to the region.
As an NHS Foundation Trust, NEAS has around 12,000 public and staff members who elect Governors to a Council that holds the Board of Directors to account and is responsible for appointing the Chairman and Non-Executive Directors.
“It’s a great privilege to be appointed to chair the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. I’m very much looking forward to making a difference to the communities and people of the North East through the vital role the Ambulance Service plays in the healthcare of the region.
“I’ve been really impressed by the commitment of the team and dedication for our patients throughout the organisation, and I believe my passion for service improvement will allow the Trust to build on the very high standards already achieved.”