Daren Mochrie QAM, MBA, Dip IMC RCSEd, Hon.DHC, MCPara
CEO of North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) since May 2019, Daren Mochrie took up his role as AACE Chair in August 2020.
Having worked for the NHS since the age of 17 he has extensive experience of managing ambulance services in both rural and urban settings. Daren is a registered paramedic, holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Napier University, Edinburgh and was one of the first paramedics to gain a Diploma in Immediate Medical Care, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
In 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours, he was awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Medal (QAM) for distinguished service to the UK NHS Ambulance Service.
Prior to joining NWAS, Daren was Chief Executive of South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb). Previously he had been Director of Operations for the Scottish Ambulance Service and the lead for ambulance provision in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Daren has also held the position of specialist advisor with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), leading several CQC inspections of ambulance trusts in England.