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Neil has extensive commercial experience in developing children’s FMCG and Retail businesses. Having previously held senior positions with Merlin Entertainment Group, MGA and Vivid Imaginations. He is Managing Director at Epoch Toys Group and a council member at the British Toy and Hobby Association.
Peter Whatmore is a seasoned property expert and entrepreneur and co-founded Edenfells ten years ago. Capitalising on two decades of multi-sector expertise in UK Real-estate, property finance, and private client management, he leads Edenfells Property, offering strategic advice, leading asset acquisitions and disposals , overseeing the core client base, and has also advised on the set up of property funds and investment vehicles. Peter has bought, developed and sold property on his own balance sheet, is an experienced landlord and lives and breathes property.
Peter is also the founder and Chairman the London Appeal Board for the Children’s Air Ambulance. He is married with two sons and lives in rural Kent where he enjoys country pursuits and the ongoing restoration and development of the family’s 16th Century home.
I’ve been with the charity since 2010 working as a paramedic – I enjoy this role because I work alongside experienced paramedics and doctors delivering intensive care treatment in the pre-hospital setting. I’m also the Head of Operations, meaning I have the challenging role of ensuring clinical and operational side of our organisation runs efficiently.
With over 25 Years of senior management experience in both private and public sector organisations, Phil is a Partner and CEO of a Medical Group which includes a number of NHS GP Practices as well as Health and Social care companies and he has extensive knowledge of CQC legislation.
Taj Atwal is an actress best known for her role as Tatleen Sahota in Line Of Duty. She is a keen supporter of various charities including the Children’s Air Ambulance of which she is now proudly an ambassador.
Anita is one of the nation’s best loved actresses and a keen supporter of the Children’s Air Ambulance. She is a perfect host for any event and is always keen to support our supporters whenever she can.
I’m one of the charity’s longest serving members of staff, having joined in 2008. As well as being a critical care paramedic, I am also the airbase manager at Coventry which means I have the challenge of managing the day-to-day running of Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and the Children’s Air Ambulance.
Lord “Stanley” Fink became a prominent figure in the city as a successful trader and fund manager. A very keen and major philanthropist who supports many causes close to his heart, one of which is the Children’s Air Ambulance, a cause dear to him because of personal experience.
Katie Marshall is an Award winning Soprano. She is one of the most exciting young artists in the classical world today and captivates audiences with her pure tone, artistry and compelling stage presence. She is equally at home performing both classical and contemporary works. In addition to her singing, she supports and performs around the country for many charities and has been made an Ambassador for the Children’s Air Ambulance.
Brian needs no introduction as a worldwide rock legend, but he is also a keen astrophysicist and astronomer with a first class honours degree. He is also a keen supporter of the Children’s Air Ambulance, with his wife Anita, and is a very regular contributor of signed merchandise for raffles and auctions, which raises tens of thousands of pounds for our charity each year.
Best known for playing Ian Beale on the much-loved BBC1 soap EastEnders, Adam Woodyatt appeared on the very first episode in 1985 and is the longest serving member of the cast. Adam is an ambassador for The Air Ambulance Service, which includes the Children’s Air Ambulance, and his fundraising efforts for the charity include running the London Marathon in 2017.
I’m passionate about making our service the best it can be. I’ve worked in the non-profit sector for over 30 years, and in 2007 was voted the UK’s Best Charity Boss by The Charity Times for my work turning The Air Ambulance Service into a cutting-edge market leader advancing emergency healthcare.
I started working with our service over four years ago, and I now head up the retail and trading division. I’d say the highlights of my role are generating more funds year on year and leading a team of truly amazing staff and volunteers.
Having worked for NHS Ambulance Services and pre-hospital medicine for over 20 years, as both a clinician and senior manager, it is an absolute privilege to work for The Air Ambulance Service. It is a pleasure to lead and support such a dedicated team of people.
A qualified accountant, John has held Finance Director positions in both the public and private sectors. His senior finance roles have included working with airlines, tour operators and multi-site leisure operators. John is a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is also Chair of Castle Donington Volunteer Centre.
After a wide-ranging career in the Civil Service and with national and international brewing companies – including Leicester-based Everards, where he was MD of its Trading Division – Chris spent seven years as chairman of East Midlands Ambulance Service.
He is a current board member of Healthwatch Leicestershire and chairman of his parish council.
Michael previously lived in Italy, teaching and then working as HM Consul in Naples for 13 years. He has wide management experience, including charity sector and the provision of consular services in Italy and southern Europe. In addition, he has expertise in crisis and emergency response planning, HR management and the organisation of events including trade promotions, VIP and Royal visits.
Executive VP, European Operations & Global CTO at Altair ProductDesign.
Maggie has spent 30 plus years in the financial services sector, latterly working in wealth and asset management roles providing advice to private clients on wealth management.
In 2013, Maggie took up a specialised role at Coutts and Co of providing investment advice to charities, foundations and not-for-profit organisations. This has given her great insight into the considerable contribution this sector makes, the challenges it faces and an understanding of the need for good governance.
She has also undertaken a number of roles that involved managing, coaching and mentoring teams.
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