Richard Hunt has been appointed the new chair of London Ambulance Service trust.

Mr Hunt is a former international president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and has been chief executive of several aviation and logistics companies.

Trust chief executive Peter Bradley said: “We welcome Richard as our new chair, and we are looking forward to working with him to ensure patients in the capital continue to get the best possible care from their ambulance service.

“Richard joins us at an important time when we will be playing a key role in shaping healthcare services for Londoners, and as we progress towards foundation trust status.”

Mr Hunt said: “I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with an organisation that is so important to the wellbeing of Londoners.

“The London Ambulance Service has come a long way in recent years, and I’m looking forward to carrying on the good work of my predecessor so that we continue to provide a high quality service for our patients.”

Previous trust chair Sigurd Reinton’s term ended last month.