St John Ambulance appoints new Chief Commander

12 December 2006

St John Ambulance, has announced the appointment of Roger Chatterton as its new Chief Commander.

I am delighted to be joining St John Ambulance at such an important time in the charity’s development

Roger Chatterton
Chief Commander

The role of chief commander is equivalent to that of a non-executive chairman. Roger Chatterton will lead and support St John Ambulance’s volunteers and staff across England, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

Mr Chatterton is 64, and lives in Leicestershire and London. He is married, with three children. Since leaving Mars Incorporated after a high-level career both in the UK and overseas, he has assisted small businesses in developing and implementing their strategic objectives. He has also been involved in the voluntary sector in Leicestershire.

Roger Chatterton said: ‘I am delighted to be joining St John Ambulance at such an important time in the charity’s development. Our organisation is reaching out to the community with initiatives such as new first aid courses for families, individuals and groups, and neighbourhood first responders.

‘I look forward to helping my 44,000 fellow volunteers as we continue to work towards our vision: that everyone who needs it should receive first aid from those around them, and that no-one should suffer for the lack of trained first aiders.’

Sir Brian Jenkins, the Prior of the Priory of England and the Islands of the Order of St John – St John Ambulance’s parent charity, said: ‘We are delighted that Roger Chatterton is our new Chief Commander. Roger is a first-class chairman and leader and we believe that he will make a significant contribution to St John, as we provide first aid services and training at the heart of the community.’