AACE structure

The Association has a constituted Board of Directors, a Director, a Chair (a serving ambulance service Chief Executive) and a small administrative team, using specialist external assistance for key pieces of work, where necessary.

The AACE Board

AACE is a member’s organisation constructed as a private company limited by guarantee and regulated by the Companies Act 2006. The AACE Board exists to manage the organisation in accordance with those regulations. Its principle functions include:

  • Appointing the AACE Managing Director
  • Agreeing the annual budget and ensuring that full financial control is maintained
  • Approving the final accounts
  • Ensuring that appropriate regular financial audit is in place
  • Agreeing and supporting AACE Commercial Activity
  • Ensuring appropriate submissions are made to companies house
Board Members

Anthony Marsh QAM
CEO West Midlands Ambulance Service (AACE Chair)

Sir Graham Meldrum 
Chair West Midlands Ambulance Service

Ken Wenman
CEO South Western Ambulance Service

Jennie Kingston
Deputy CEO & Finance Director South Western Ambulance Service

Yvonne Ormston
CEO North East Ambulance Service

Martin Flaherty OBE
AACE Managing Director

Management Team

AACE Managing Director
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Finance Manager
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Executive Officer
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Head of Strategy and Programmes
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Executive Assistant
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External Support

Consultant, Strategy and EPRR
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Support in Media Relations & PR
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Support to NDOG
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Clinical Support to NASMED
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Digital and Social Media
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Consultant, Senior Leadership
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Consultant, Human Resources
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Consultant, Information Management and Technology
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Consultant, Operations
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The Association is funded by limited subscriptions from each of its member organisations. These funds are used carefully and economically to get the best value for money on behalf of the ambulance service.