Chief Executive, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Daren Mochrie, QAM, is Chief Executive of North West Ambulance Service and also Chair of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, a membership body for all UK Ambulance Services and Crown Overseas Territories. With over 35 years' experience in the NHS and 32 years' service in the ambulance sector, Daren is a registered paramedic, holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Napier University, a Diploma in Immediate Medical Care from the Royal College of Surgeons, and an Honorary Doctorate in Health Care. Daren has been an Inspection Chair and Specialist Advisor with the Care Quality Commission, and Trustee of the Air Ambulance charity, and has worked in a number of UK Ambulance Services at Executive Director and CEO level. He has led transformational change in several ambulance services and improved their CQC ratings, and continues to champion nationally the voice of the ambulance sector. Over the past three years as AACE Chair, he has led the sector through the Covid-19 pandemic, the most challenging winter in the NHS in 2022 and recent industrial action. In 2013, he was awarded the Queen's Ambulance Medal for distinguished service.