Tracy Nicholls, Director of Clinical Quality and Improvement at East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST), is the new Chief Executive of the College of Paramedics.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the ambulance service, she started her career in Beds and Herts Ambulance Service and progressed to station manager at Luton, before moving to the Head of Training at the Beds and Herts Training School.

She then progressed to become the first paramedic on the board at EEAST. Throughout this time, she has been closely involved with the College of Paramedics, supporting its growth and helping to spread its message of support and development, recently becoming Vice Chair of the Board.

Dorothy Hosein, Interim Chief Executive at EEAST, said, “Tracy has spent her career working to promote the paramedic profession and support all those who take on the role. Her reputation across the entire organisation speaks for itself. The amount of people she has supported, mentored and trained in her time is staggering and I will be very sad to see her go.”

Gerry Egan FCPara, outgoing Chief Executive of the College of Paramedics, said, “ There is no doubt that Tracy is the right person to lead the College of Paramedics on the next stage of its journey. She has been involved with the college since its inception and she will bring the commitment and passion to both the college, and the paramedic profession as a whole, to ensure we move forward in the right way for our members and the profession.