Management Team

The Leadership team at Wellington Free Ambulance is made up of a Chief Executive and five Executive Managers who head up the business units.
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Mike Grant, Chief Executive

Mike took up the role of Chief Executive for Wellington Free Ambulance in May 2017.

Mike has worked in the health sector for many years, most of which has been with District Health Boards where he has worked across corporate, hospital, funding and planning areas. 

Mike’s passion is integrating services across all parts of the health sector.  He takes a patient-centred approach, looking at how the patient can receive the care they need, at the right time, in the right place and by the right people. 

He says “I know how critical a sustainable ambulance service is and I am excited about being part of a service that is so well respected in the Wellington and Wairarapa region.”

Paul Fake - Executive Manager Clinical Services





Sarah Lewis - Executive Manager Corporate Services ACMA, CGMA

Sarah joined Wellington Free Ambulance in August 2006 as Finance Manager. In her current role she manages the Finance, Accounting, IT and Reporting functions of Wellington Free Ambulance.

Her previous experience includes several roles with W. H. Smith (UK), including as Entertainment Unit Finance Controller.

Sarah joined Wellington Free Ambulance because she wanted “to contribute back to the community”.

Chris Wright - Executive Manager, People & Capability

Chris has been with the Wellington Free Ambulance team since August 2016. He has worked in Human Resources in England, Australia and New Zealand and brings with him over 20 years of experience. Chris’s responsibilities include Human Resources, Payroll and Learning and Development. He is also Wellington Free Ambulances Privacy Officer.

Chris heads up a fantastic, experienced, team who all understand that the safety of our people is paramount in order for Wellington Free Ambulance to deliver world class free paramedic care for the people of the greater Wellington and Wairarapa region. As a team we also believe in our values and are committed to making Wellington Free Ambulance a great place to work. 

Di Livingston - Executive Manager, Fundraising and Communications

Di has been with the Wellington Free Ambulance team since May 2014.  Her background is in Government sector communications. 

She heads up a team of experienced practitioners with a focus on fundraising and online media.  “I’m delighted to be part of the Wellington Free family.  They are a committed and caring bunch of people with a wealth of stories to tell.  I look forward to sharing our stories with the Wellington and Wairarapa communities, and beyond.”

Vacant - Executive Manager, Service Delivery