The chief executive of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust has stepped down saying the organisation needed “fresh ideas.”
David Whiting resigned from his post and will be replaced on an interim basis by current deputy Rod Barnes, who is executive director of finance and performance.
Mr Whiting said now was the right time to step aside an added: “I have been proud to lead the organisation and, with new challenges and exciting opportunities ahead, I believe YAS will benefit from a change of leadership bringing fresh ideas and insights to keep YAS moving in the right direction.
“From a personal point of view, I feel it is also right for me to pursue new challenges and opportunities.”
Accepting Mr Whiting’s resignation YAS chairman Della Cannings said: “Over the last four years David has worked hard to ensure that Yorkshire Ambulance Service is an asset to Yorkshire.
“On behalf of the Trust board I want to thank David for his leadership and the significant contribution he has made to us on our journey to become a Foundation Trust. I wish David well in his new ventures.”