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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Diana Crossan, Chief Executive

Diana took up the role of Chief Executive for Wellington Free Ambulance in February 2013.

Since beginning her career as a probation officer she has also held several senior roles in the public service, including as the first EEO Manager at the State Services Commission. She was in the set up team for Contact Energy and spent some months as the GM Hydro at Roxburgh and Clyde dams. Following several roles in AMP, in New Zealand and the UK, she was New Zealand’s Retirement Commissioner from 2002 until 2012.

She is also on several boards in the private, public and community sectors.

Diana took up the role at Wellington Free Ambulance “because this iconic organisation significantly impacts the lives of the people in Greater Wellington and the Wairarapa every single day and we must not let the service it provides free to every patient go unnoticed”.

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, most recently as communications manager for Child, Youth and Family. 

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.”

Andrew Bos - Executive Manager, Service Delivery

Andrew Bos joined Wellington Free Ambulance in September 2015 to lead our Service Delivery Team which covers Emergency Ambulance, the non- urgent Patient Transfer Service, Ambulance Communication Centre, Event Teams and Logistics Group.

Andrew has previously worked in clinical, training and management ambulance roles in both Wellington and Taranaki. Andrew had been working in District Health Board senior leadership roles over the last five years before returning to Wellington Free Ambulance.

Andrew loves his role and is proud to head the Service Delivery team at Wellington Free Ambulance.

“Having had a clinical background I fully understand the impact that all ambulance staff can have on a patient’s health outcome and the need for us as a team to ensure we continue to innovate and improve our care delivery processes and outcomes.”