ANNE Chaplin has been appointed as County Executive Officer (CEO) at St John Ambulance Suffolk.Mrs Chaplin, an Ufford resident, has spent her life as an active member of the county's leading first aid charity, having started as a cadet at the age of 10.
ANNE Chaplin has been appointed as County Executive Officer (CEO) at St John Ambulance Suffolk.
Mrs Chaplin, an Ufford resident, has spent her life as an active member of the county's leading first aid charity, having started as a cadet at the age of 10.
She took up her new role in June, and plans to continue her voluntary work as superintendent for the Saxmundham division alongside her new responsibilities.
She said she was “delighted” to be appointed.
“I have worked with St John Ambulance for many years, so it has been a huge part of my life. I have seen the charity grow over the years and I am thrilled to be able to continue the positive work of my predecessors and continue to enhance the profile of St John Ambulance in the local community,” she said.
As CEO, she will have overall responsibility for the staff of St John Ambulance Suffolk, which provides training and transport services, as well as supporting the volunteers.
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After training as a nurse at Ipswich Hospital, Mrs Chaplin worked part-time with the charity as an assessor, while continuing to practise as a nurse. In 2005, she became a full-time training manager at St John Ambulance.
When she is not at work, she spends time with her husband and three children, and has an interest in horse riding and gardening.