Looking out of windowSince we were founded in 1989, our charity has grown from just a few pioneers to a wide team of operational crew and fundraising staff.

Whether it’s our pilots, fire crew or charity team, every member of our workforce has a vital part in providing London with our service. Read their bios to find out how they keep us running.   

Dr Tom Hurst

Medical Director

Tom is a consultant in pre-hospital care with London’s Air Ambulance and consultant in intensive care medicine at King’s College Hospital. He has been actively involved in pre-hospital care since first working for London’s Air Ambulance in 2008.

Dr Anna Dobbie

Lead Clinician

Anna is a consultant in emergency medicine at The Royal London Hospital. She remained an emeritus doctor since her year-long secondment to London’s Air Ambulance in 2008, and was appointed a consultant with our service. She developed an interest in pre-hospital medicine whilst at medical school and gained experience in pre-hospital care in Birmingham before coming to work in London.

She has interests in paediatrics and teaching and her time out of work is mainly spent trying to tame two children.

Dr Zane Perkins

Consultant

Dr Laura Kocierz

Consultant

Dr Flora Bird

Consultant

Dr Bentley Waller

Consultant

Professor David Lockey

Consultant

David Lockey is a consultant at London's Air Ambulance and is on sabbatical until 2020. David formerly was the lead for research and development and served as a trustee of the Charity from 2005 to 2019. He grew up in London and moved to medical school in Newcastle upon Tyne. After graduation he trained in Newcastle, Nottingham, London and Bristol. He also did his intensive care training in Perth, Australia. He is currently a consultant in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia in Bristol, Clinical Director of Severn Major Trauma Network and national director of EMRTS Cymru.

He was a registrar at London's Air Ambulance in 1997 and 2000 and has been a consultant here since 2001. As a military reserve he has worked in the conflicts in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. He completed an MD (Research) at University College London and has authored around 100 peer reviewed publications and book chapters mostly related to trauma and pre-hospital Care. He is co-editor in chief of one medical journal and on the editorial board of two others. He is Honorary Professor in trauma and pre-hospital emergency medicine at Bristol University, Honorary Clinical Professor at Queen Mary, University of London and Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Stavanger. He is currently Chairman of the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Vice and Immediate Past Chairman of the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine. He is also a board member of the Trauma Audit and Research Network.

Dr Anne Weaver

Consultant

Dr Anne Weaver is a consultant at London’s Air Ambulance. In 2004, she became the first female consultant in emergency medicine and pre-hospital care in the UK. Anne has years of experience in pre-hospital care spanning the UK and Australia. In 2007 she became lead clinician for London’s Air Ambulance and co-founded the first pre-hospital care programme in the UK for medical students. She organises mentoring of the undergraduate medical students by London's Air Ambulance doctors. Anne is an honorary consultant, on call to advise crews from South East air ambulances in moments of uncertainty on scene. Anne is also a (resting) trustee of the London’s Air Ambulance charity.

Dr Anne Weaver led the blood on board initiative that brought pre-hospital blood transfusion from battle fields to civilian medicine in March 2012. Not only was a precedent set in London, Anne also led the development of protocols on efficient blood storage and safe administration of blood transfusion in the pre-hospital environment, making this innovation available to any air ambulance, aspiring to deliver the same standards of care. 

Dr Claire Park

Consultant

Dr Claire Park is a consultant in pre-hospital Care with London’s Air Ambulance and in intensive care and anaesthesia at King's College Hospital.

In addition to years of experience with London’s Air Ambulance, Claire has worked with a number of air ambulances in the South of England, has spent time in the US working with both pre-hospital teams and hospital trauma teams at Shock Trauma in Baltimore and has paediatric retrieval experience with the South Thames Retrieval Service.

Claire is an examiner for the Diploma in Retrieval and Transfer Medicine for the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and lectures and examines on advanced pre-hospital care courses.

Dr John Chatterjee

Consultant

John is an anaesthetic consultant at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust with an interest in difficult airway and major trauma management. He is also a major incident medical advisor for London Ambulance Service and has worked for air ambulances in Australia, New Zealand and in the UK, as well as BSAICS, motorsport and event medicine. He provides advice to companies involved in pre-hospital care and education. John is a clinical tutor for The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care at London’s Air Ambulance, and is proud to be involved in mentoring the next generation

Dr Chrissie Hymers

Consultant

Chrissie is an emergency physician who trained and works in London. Prior to working with London’s Air Ambulance, Chrissie has worked for air ambulance services in Sydney, Cambridge and Essex & Herts. She has been heavily involved with the charity, representing them in the Redbull Soapbox and Run the Beat half marathon. She is a keen skier, runner and enjoys travelling.

Dr Sam Sadek

Consultant

Sam works as a consultant in emergency medicine at The Royal London Hospital and in pre-hospital Care with London's Air Ambulance. He also leads clinical governance at Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, our charity's neighbouring network.

His particular interests include education, innovation and endovascular resuscitation. He led the REBOA project together with others at London's Air Ambulance and aims to work across industries to innovate this and other procedures.

Having flown with many different air ambulances, Sam has found a love for the culture of these close knit teams and a passion for training them to perform in unpredictable and stressful situations.

Out of work Sam loves spending time with his family and occasionally sneaks away to his other great love, the mountains, on his bike or snowboard.

Dr Dom Krzanicki

Consultant

Dom is a consultant anaesthetist at the Royal Free Hospital in London. He has worked with London's Air Ambulance since 2012 and more widely within pre-hospital care since 2004.

"Working as a doctor with London's Air Ambulance requires you to be at the top of your game. I am extremely proud to be part of a world-leading trauma service which helps so many of my fellow Londoners."

Beyond medicine he spends his time with his wife and two children. He is a (distinctly average) triathlete.

Dr Ben Singer

Consultant

Alongside his role at London’s Air Ambulance, Ben is a consultant in critical care, ECMO and anaesthetics at Barts Heart Centre, St. Bartholomew's Hospital. In addition, he is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary University London, and also flies for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.

His main clinical interests are major trauma, resuscitation, ECMO and, one day, combining all three. He is passionate about the life-saving potential of future pre-hospital innovations. He also has a strong interest in education and research.

When not at work his main hobbies are his family, cooking and wine- preferably all together.

Dr Robbie Lendrum

Consultant

Robbie has worked with London’s Air Ambulance since 2012. Alongside his role as a Consultant in Pre-Hospital Care with Bart’s Health, he is also a Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

He is passionate about developing, delivering and conducting research into innovative pre-hospital resuscitation strategies and treatments, to improve the outcomes for our patients suffering from major trauma in London, the UK and internationally.

Dr Daniel Nevin

Consultant

Dr Daniel Nevin is a consultant in anaesthesia and pre-hospital care at The Royal London Hospital. Dan has years of experience working in pre-hospital care in both South Africa, where he originally trained, and in the UK. His special interests include trauma, critical care anaesthesia and helicopter emergency medicine. When not at work, Dan is a Springbok rugby fanatic.

Andrew Wood

Consultant

I’m a consultant in Anaesthesia and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine having completed anaesthetics training in London and PHEM training in the West Midlands. I am a member of the Trauma Anaesthetic Group based at The Royal London Hospital, where I am Anaesthetic Lead for Trauma Governance. The highlight of working in PHEM are the many opportunities to be involved in teaching, training, and learning alongside a diverse group of inspiring colleagues. Outside of work I love to put on my hiking boots and head for somewhere mountainous. 

Dr Matthew Mak

Consultant

Matthew is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at The Royal London Hospital. He has previously worked for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey and Sussex full time as a HEMS doctor, then remained on the service as an emeritus doctor. He has interests in medical education and public health. 

Outside of medicine, he enjoys travelling, the theatre and has a love/hate relationship with his Peloton bike.

Dr Cosmo Scurr

Consultant

Cosmo was born and grew up in London. He has previous experience working in event medicine, in Childrens' Intensive care retrieval, and with Air Ambulance services across the UK.

He is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Major Trauma, working for both for London’s Air Ambulance Charity as well as Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust. He supports the Institute of Prehospital care with planning and delivering the clinical training courses, and is also the clinical lead for our digital team and clinical information systems.

Outside of work Cosmo spends time learning Norwegian from his wife and daughter, and a lot of time trying to master cross country skiing when over in the wilds of Norway.

Jonathan Merefield

Paramedic

I started my pre-hospital career in Queensland, Australia in 2009, qualifying in 2011. I was then recruited by London Ambulance Service in 2015. Since, I have developed my career here becoming a Clinical Team Leader in 2015 and in 2017, becoming an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner in Critical Care. 

I started my London's Air Ambulance secondment in February 2023. I have always held London's Air Ambulance's team in such high esteem - they are leaders in pre-hospital medicine and do so much for patients across London. It is a true honour to work with all my colleagues and continue to learn from them.  

When I'm not at work I enjoy travelling, rugby, running. And when I can get back to Australia my passions are fishing, scuba and surfing. 

Lynsey Grant

Lead Paramedic

Lynsey joined the London Ambulance Service in 2002 and has been a paramedic for the last 6 years working primarily in South East London. Lynsey started her secondment with London’s Air Ambulance in September 2013 having always been interested in advanced Pre-hospital Trauma Care. Before becoming a paramedic, Lynsey was a HGV driver and currently holds a licence to race trucks which she hopes to do again soon in the future.

Dean Bateman

Senior Clinical Lead Paramedic

Dean joined the London Ambulance Service in 1993 and qualified as a Paramedic in 1997. His first secondment to London's Air Ambulance as a Flight Paramedic was in 2005. Since then, he has completed several more full-time secondments including one on the Physician Response Unit and has remained an Emeritus member of staff up until 2017.

As well as working as an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner in Critical Care for the London Ambulance Service, Dean has worked in various countries across the Middle East and Africa providing medical care and assisting with the development of a HEMS system. After spending several years learning and gaining experience with Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, Dean has returned to us as the Senior Clinical Lead Paramedic.

Nick Baxter

Paramedic Development and Governance Lead

Nick joined the ambulance service in 2005 and  qualified as a paramedic in 2008 he progressed to his current role as a clinical team leader in the north west of London in 2012. Nick has been with London’s Air Ambulance charity since 2018 and is now one of the Lead Paramedics for governance.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, and being outdoors and adventurous. Nick is also a motorcycle rider and enjoys anything motorcycle-related. 

"Being a part of this charity and clinical team has been the single most difficult and rewarding achievement of my career,  it’s inspiring to witness everyone’s individual efforts to make this the world’s leading pre-hospital trauma service.

 

David OToole

Paramedic

I joined London Ambulance Service in 2012 as an apprentice paramedic, eventually qualifying as a paramedic in 2017. I worked on ambulances and response cars in north London before joining the Tactical Response Unit in 2021.

It has always been my ambition to join London’s Air Ambulance. I am very proud to be part of a team that is so passionate about delivering the best possible care for trauma patients in London.

Steve Jones

Paramedic

I joined the London Ambulance Service in 1988 and have held a variety of roles including Ambulance Paramedic, Clinical Team Leader, motorcycle Paramedic and Cycle Response Unit Paramedic.

I passed selection and joined London’s Air Ambulance Charity as a Flight Paramedic in 2000, and consider myself in a fortunate position to have continued to stay as part of the system for over 20 years; I currently split my duties as a London Ambulance Service cycle and motorcycle Paramedic and also a senior London's Air Ambulance Flight Paramedic.

I have a keen interest in simulation and I hold a position of Clinical Course Director with the Institute of Pre-Hospital Care (IoPHC), where I teach and facilitate some of the courses and higher education modules that the Institute run.

I enjoy spending time with my partner and family when off duty, travelling and good food from around the world.

Being part of London’s Air Ambulance Charity and the IoPHC is a huge privilege and I am extremely humbled to be able to work alongside some of the world’s pre-hospital and educational experts providing a vital service in a city that I love. 

Keir Rutherford

Paramedic

Keir Rutherford started working for the ambulance service in 2004. At first with the East of England Ambulance Service, he later moved to the London Ambulance Service in 2015 where he works as an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner in Critical Care. 

He undertook his first secondment with London's Air Ambulance in 2021 and has returned as an experienced paramedic.

“I feel very fortunate to work with London’s Air Ambulance and the clinicians I work alongside. LAA is an organisation that is continuingly learning and developing. This makes it a fulfilling place to work as a clinician and has allowed it to meet the needs of London's most critically injured patients with innovative and cutting edge trauma care."

James Wookey

Paramedic

After qualifying as a Paramedic in Australia in 2013, I was recruited by the London Ambulance Service in 2016 and immigrated to the UK to pursue my career goal of working in pre-hospital critical care. 

I have undertaken numerous secondments with the LAS, which has inspired a keen interest in how Ambulance service can improve patient care by developing their clinicians and systems.

When not on secondment, I am a Clinical Team Manager at Waterloo Ambulance station and a part time Incident Response Officer. 

When off duty I enjoy motorcycle touring and scuba diving; and am currently studying an MSc in Pre-hospital critical care at the University of Plymouth. 

The best part of working for London's Air Ambulance is being part of a multi-specialty learning cycle and seeing the benefits that this adds to each patient's journey. 

Daniel Ballard

Paramedic

Dan is an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner in Critical Care with the London Ambulance Service. He undertook his initial secondment to London’s Air Ambulance in 2012, worked as part of the Emeritus team and now returns as an Experienced HEMS Paramedic. Dan has also worked as a Clinical Team Leader and Training Officer during his career with the London Ambulance Service, which he joined in 2001.

“Working with London’s Air Ambulance has been instrumental in developing my clinical knowledge and skills, equipping me to deliver critical care. The learning opportunity working as part of such an innovative team is immense".

Jesal Joshi

Paramedic

"I joined the London Ambulance Service in 1994 and qualified as a paramedic in 1997. My first placement with London’s Air Ambulance was between 2006-2008 and it was an amazing and rewarding experience - I was thrilled to be invited back to be part of the team as one of the experienced paramedic cohort.

Everyone involved with London’s Air Ambulance is dedicated and motivated to providing gold standard pre-hospital care. Away from work I enjoy spending time with my wife, two sons and dog, playing football and watching any number of sports on TV!" 

Vic Brooker

Paramedic

Vic joined the London Ambulance Service (LAS) in 2001 progressing from Qualified Ambulance Technician to Paramedic in 2005. He has undertaken a variety of roles throughout his time with the LAS, including Clinical Support Advisor and HART Paramedic, all with a focus of delivering care within different situations and environments. His first secondment started in February 2021 and he now returns as an Experienced HEMS Paramedic. 

He works as a Motorcycle Response Unit Paramedic and Pool Incident Response Officer, and also enjoys mentoring new frontline staff joining the Ambulance Service.

Robert Vince

Paramedic

"I was born and raised in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the South Pacific before moving to Australia and then eventually to the UK in 2008. I joined the London Ambulance Service in 2010 as a Student Paramedic and qualified as a Paramedic in 2013. I have a BSc in Paramedic Practice and away from London's Air Ambulance, I work as a Clinical Team Manager (CTM) based out of Hanwell in North West London. I am a big rugby fan and enjoy spending time with my family and friends. London’s Air Ambulance Charity is renowned for pioneering in the field of pre-hospital emergency medicine, and I feel honoured to be part of such an amazing team providing advanced trauma care to the people of London."

Chris Doyle

Paramedic

Chris joined the London Ambulance Service in 2003, spending time on operational duties before moving to a management position based at Trust HQ, Waterloo. Chris has a special interest in emergency preparedness and clinical provision at mass crowd events, leading on the London Ambulance Service Medical Response Team, a bespoke team providing critical care in dense crowds and hostile environs in London. Chris is also a Motorcycle Response Unit Paramedic operating in Central London. When not providing a clinical response Chris regularly delivers educational sessions on clinical care, crowd dynamics and crew resource management.

"To qualify as a Flight Paramedic with London’s Air Ambulance has been a life long ambition. Delivering critical care as part of an advanced trauma team is immensely rewarding.”

Jason Morris QAM

Paramedic

Jason Morris QAM joined London Ambulance Service in 1999, where he has progressed from emergency medical technician to paramedic, through to clinical team leader. He completed his first secondment on London's Air Ambulance in 2009. 

While working with London's Air Ambulance he has helped to design the dispatch screens which filter calls to the paramedics working in the London Ambulance Service Emergency Operations Centre. He was involved in the development of the London's Air Ambulance dispatch app, which was a massive team effort involving the London Ambulance Service and EE. The app means that calls deemed suitable for the team are now sent within moments to iPads that are held by the medical team and pilots, to enable tasking to an incident to happen within seconds.

PRU

Dr Sophie Mitchinson

Clinical Lead PRU

Sophie is an emergency medicine physician from London who is now a Consultant on our Physician Response Unit. In addition to pre-hospital medicine and trauma care, she has a keen interest in teaching, particularly simulation training, having spent a year as a simulation fellow in the emergency department at St George's Hospital, London. Sophie has previously flown with London’s Air Ambulance as an emergency medicine physician and worked on the Physician Response Unit in 2017-2018.

Alongside medicine, Sophie has an interest in endurance events and completed a solo swim across the English Channel in 2005.

Bill Leaning

PRU Clinical Manager

Bill is responsible for managing our charity’s Physician Response Unit team, having begun his time with the service as a paramedic.

Dr Adam Woodgate

PRU Consultant

Adam completed basic surgical training as a junior doctor, then higher training in emergency medicine working in many North East London and Essex hospitals. For the last five years he has been a consultant in emergency medicine at The Royal London Hospital, a role which involves being the duty trauma team leader for the North East London and Essex Trauma Network. His interests in the emergency department include violence reduction projects and issues relating to major trauma in the elderly – two areas which relate well to the challenges of the pre-hospital environment. 

Dr Alex Alexiou

PRU Consultant

Alex initially worked as a fellow on the Physician Response Unit in 2017. He has also completed secondments with both Essex & Herts Air Ambulance and most recently Sydney HEMS. Having trained in North, Central and East London he has also worked in both Emergency Medicine and Intensive care in Sydney, Australia for 2 years. Alex is an Emergency Medicine Consultant at Barts Health NHS Trust and also works at Wembley Stadium for the Football Association as a Senior Medical Officer.

Dr James Webster

PRU Consultant

I have lived in London for the majority of my life and have spent the last seven years working in the area as an Emergency Medicine trainee. I have recently completed my specialty training in Emergency Medicine and wanted to take these skills into the community. I am immensely proud to work alongside other motivated individuals who are passionate about driving the service forward. I find our oncology referrals especially rewarding as it allows vulnerable patients to be managed safely at home or admitted directly to an inpatient oncology bed if needed. I am interested in the interface between community and hospital services and am working on ways these can be improved and developed over my fellowship.

Away from work I spend time exploring the countryside, visiting art galleries, playing and watching rugby. I have recently taken up film photography and am currently learning how to develop and process photographs at home. These hobbies give me a sense of accomplishment and help me unwind at the end of the day. 

Dr James Moloney

PRU Consultant

James has completed his Emergency Medicine training in North East London, having worked previously in Sydney and Sunderland and is now looking forward to taking the Emergency Department to the patient with the Physician Response Unit.

"Joining London's Air Ambulance world renowned service and advancing the new Community Emergency Medicine focus of the PRU is an exciting challenge to take me out of the A&E department and into the pre-hospital arena for the first time. Learning from the years of cumulative experience within the service and adding my own perspective we can continue to deliver exceptional outcomes for our patients."

Mariana Campilho

Lead Nurse

Mariana joined The Royal London Hospital in 2016, she completed her nursing degree in Portugal and moved to the UK to work as a nurse shortly after. She is now a Junior Sister in the Emergency Department.

She developed a special interest in emergency medicine while working as a volunteer first responder in Portugal.

Mariana started as a PRU nurse in February 2020 and currently splits her time between PRU and the Emergency Department.

Dr Jamie Scott

PRU Senior Fellow

Jamie is a registrar in emergency medicine, he spent 18 months working on novel models of care with a group of clinicians, and is currently in Year 3 of the Resuscitation MSc at Queen Mary University of London.

Jamie was destined to be a GP but fell in love with emergency medicine in Australia where he practiced for 3 years.

He loves running and cycling, really anything he can turn into a competition and settle things with a beer after!

Dr Alice Munro

PRU Senior Fellow

Alice is an Emergency Medicine registrar training in North East London. She has a particular interest in public health, health inequities and social justice. Working with the Physician Response Unit has allowed Alice to learn from experts in Pre-Hospital Care as well as deliver pioneering, individualised, and holistic care to patients in the community. Alice is keen to find new ways of sharing learning with the wider medical community and has created education videos for Don't Forget the Bubbles as well as editing the NETRAG+ podcast. When she isn't at work you will find her at On Call Coffee; a coffee shop and community space that she co-founded with her partner.

Dr Richard Muswell

PRU Senior Fellow

Richard is an Emergency Medicine Registrar working in North East London with strong interests in Pre-hospital and Paediatric Emergency Medicine. He is passionate about delivering excellent holistic care and enjoys the challenge of doing that in the patient's own home.

Outside of medicine, he is a keen Modern Jive dancer.

Dr Annie Chapman

PRU Senior Fellow

Annie is an emergency medicine trainee with an interest in pre-hospital and expedition medicine. Her work so far has taken her from the gritty excellence of East London to the very basic refugee camps on the shores of the Greek islands, from expeditions up Kilimanjaro to pre-hospital work with displaced people in Calais, and back to the Spice Girls at Wembley Stadium...! Speaking of her role in the PRU, she says: "I am so looking forward to working as part of the PRU team, and maintaining the innovative, excellent care this service provides, on my own East London doorstep."

Dr Chris Cann

PRU Senior Fellow

Chris is an emergency medicine registrar working in Northeast London with a keen interest in resuscitation, decision-making, medical education, and human factors. He has recently completed an MSc in Resuscitation and Emergency medicine during which he undertook a project assessing how clinicians make decisions in emergency situations and explored potential ways to mitigate error in these processes. 

Chris has a passion for medical education and has taught on numerous simulation-based courses. In 2018 he developed and now manages a Resuscitation Interventions and Procedures (RIPS) course for higher emergency medicine trainees that has a focus on high performance when delivering rare skills in stressful situations. 

Chris joined the PRU team in 2022 with the goal of expanding his knowledge and experience of patient-centred decision-making to deliver individualised care. 

“The standards of care the leadership sets are inspiring and although it was tough, I feel privileged to have been trained up to this standard. The value of seeing patients in their own environment allows us to explore what excellent care is for them as individuals which can be difficult to achieve in a busy emergency department. I truly believe Community Emergency Medicine will become an integral part of healthcare in the future and I feel honoured to be a part of this pioneering service”. 

Dr Shal Kanagaratnam

PRU Senior Fellow

Shal is a Physician Response Unit Fellow and Emergency Medicine Registrar based in London. During training, she has worked as a medical writer for Edelman Communications and with a group of practicing clinicians and data analysts to perform workforce modelling and clinical transformation using a ‘big data’ approach. This work, with support from HEE, subsequently formed the basis for a national training programme where Shal worked as a course developer and member of faculty.

Shal appreciates the significant impact system inefficiencies can have on patient care and staff experience. She is particularly passionate about improving staff retention within acute and emergency services and believes this is possible by developing and empowering the NHS workforce and harnessing their unique insights into frontline work to drive patient-centred change. Shal also has a keen interest in global health, with experience working in Ghana and Sri Lanka, and has recently completed an MSc in Global Health and Infectious Diseases at the University of Edinburgh.

"I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from our pre-hospital colleagues and to acquire a skillset that will enrich my Emergency Medicine training and enable me to be a valuable asset to the NHS, its continued improvement and, most importantly, its patients," Shal says of her time with our Physician Response Unit. 

Dr Tom King

PRU Senior Fellow

Tom is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine based in East London. After completing a Clinical Fellowship with the PRU, he has remained with the service as a Senior Portfolio Fellow. 

His special interests include medical education, simulation and coffee.

“I feel extremely privileged to be working with with the PRU. Working in the pre-hospital environment, with a focus on providing high-quality, patient-centred and holistic care has made me a better and more well-rounded Emergency Medicine doctor.”

Having grown up and trained in London, Tom now divides his time between the UK and Portugal, where his wife is from. 

In addition to his work in the Emergency Department and on the PRU, Tom is also a Senior Medical Officer at Wembley Stadium.

Dr Kate Jackson

PRU Senior Fellow

Kate is an Physician Response Unit Fellow and emergency medicine doctor based in London. She has an interest in pre hospital care and paediatric emergency medicine. She is a keen equestrian and musician.

Dr Tom Owens

PRU Clinical Fellow

Tom is an Emergency Medicine registrar working in North East London. 

He has been drawn to the innovative model of the Physicians Response Unit, and the increasingly relevant practice of community emergency medicine. 

In his spare time he enjoys self-propelled adventures that have taken him from the Amazon to the Himalayas, and include cycling the Silk Roads between Istanbul and Hong Kong.

“It is a privilege to be able to step outside the hospital to deliver specialist emergency care in my local community.”

Dr Jessica Rogers

PRU Clinical Fellow

Jess is an Emergency Medicine registrar in North East London. She has a special interest in trauma having completed her masters in Trauma Sciences and spending her spare weekends working at Brands Hatch Race Circuit and for the British Motorcycle Club for the last few years.

She is also vice-chair of the Young ERC (trainees branch of the European Resuscitation Council) with an interest in upcoming resuscitation research and science. As previous chair for the Young ERC, she was involved in running ERC congresses and leading a team of 17 young resuscitation enthusiasts from around Europe in tackling training opportunities and diversity issues in the resuscitation field.

"Working on the PRU allows me to bring my various skills together in a community setting and help those patients most at need have a smoother journey through the emergency services. Some of the barriers and difficulties faced in the Emergency Department are removed in the PRU world and allow for a much more holistic approach to patient focused care which has reignited my passion for emergency medicine."

Outside of medicine, Jess is an advanced scuba diver and is learning Portuguese as a second language after living in Brazil for a year.

Dr Martin Gorham

PRU Clinical Fellow

Martin is an Emergency Medicine Doctor with particular interests in pre-hospital emergency medicine and resuscitation. He studied at Bart’s and has now worked in all of the Bart’s Health hospitals. After 2 years in Sydney, Martin returned to London to work as a Resuscitation Fellow before joining the PRU. He is currently in his final year of the Queen Mary University of London Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine MSc. When not working or studying, you will find Martin at the top of a bouldering wall.

Dr James Everson

PRU Clinical Fellow

James is an Emergency Medicine Doctor working in North East London with particular interests in both medical education and critical care. Prior to moving into higher training in emergency medicine, James completed a MSc in Medical Education as well as an education-themed academic foundation programme in the East of England; he particularly enjoys delivering teaching and training to colleagues of all levels.

“Working with the PRU was an opportunity not to be missed! Getting to see patients in their own homes (or wherever they happen to have become unwell or injured) is uniquely challenging but also very rewarding. Working as part of such a high-performing team on the PRU, with the shared goal of delivering the very best care to our patients, is absolutely fantastic and a real privilege.”

Outside of work, James is slightly obsessed with making (and drinking) coffee, while also trying to keep up with his incredibly energetic one year old Labradoodle. 

Thao Phuong Nguyen

PRU Clinical Fellow

Thao is an Emergency Medicine Trainee in Kent Surrey and Sussex. Outside of work, she is an outdoor enthusiast with a particular passion for rock climbing and skiing. This has led her across the globe in search of the perfect blend of work and extracurricular activities - she worked on Coronet Peak and the Remarkable ski field as a ski-field doctor in Queenstown, New Zealand in 2019, and has volunteered in festival and sporting events such as Glastonbury and Brighton Marathon.

She also has an interest in simulation teaching and quality learning through effective debrief. She spent a year as a teaching fellow where she completed a post graduate certificate in Medical Education.

"I'm chuffed to be working alongside people who are so committed and passionate about the quality care they deliver and be part of an organisation that inspires us to do just that."

Dr Craig MacLean

PRU Clinical Fellow

Craig originally hails from Scotland but completed his initial postgraduate work at Whipps Cross and The Royal London before moving to sunny Australia in 2018. He is now undertaking dual Advanced Training in Emergency Medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine based on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane.

Alongside his clinical work, Craig is completing a Master of Public Health degree majoring in Aeromedical Retrieval and most recently worked for the Children’s Health Queensland Retrieval Service.

“I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to be back for 12 months working with the PRU team to take care to the people of East London wherever they need us.”

In his spare time, Craig enjoys dog walks with family in Scotland and is working on visiting all 50 US states.

Dr Jennifer Ross

PRU Clinical Fellow

Jen is an Emergency Medicine registrar who trained in the West of Scotland.  She completed her MSc Trauma Sciences at Queen Mary University of London before moving to work as a Clinical Research Fellow at the Royal London Hospital, undertaking a PhD with the Centre for Trauma Sciences (QMUL). She is a Medical Officer in the Army Reserve and is currently the Officer Commanding A Detachment, 256 (City of London) Field Hospital. She plays and coaches football for the Army Reserve and Tower Hamlets Women’s Football Club. She has no spare time until she has finished writing her thesis.

Katie Wardley

PRU EAC

Katie joined the London Ambulance Service in the control room as an Emergency Call Handler before moving to the operational side and becoming an Emergency Ambulance Crew (EAC). When not working with the PRU, she works out of Waterloo.

"I heard about PRU from colleagues who work in East London and upon looking them up it quickly became apparent that joining their team had to be my next career goal - I’m thoroughly looking forward to the year ahead and hoping to make a positive impact on each and every patient we encounter.”

In her spare time, Katie enjoys travelling and exploring the underwater world, both through scuba-diving and free-diving.

Sabrina Lister

PRU EAC

Sabrina joined the London Ambulance Service in the Non-Emergency Transport Service (NETS) before progressing to Emergency Ambulance Crew (EAC). When not working with the PRU, she works in the Camden area. She worked in a variety of clinical and non-clinical roles both in private healthcare and NHS before beginning her career in community emergency medicine.

"I was really keen to join the PRU team to gain insight into the patient's journey after their encounter with an ambulance. I am learning so much more, and it's just phenomenal to be part of a team of such high achievers!"

Sabrina enjoys playing football in her free time and making the most of the opportunities London has to offer.

Damien Cotterell

PRU EAC

Damien joined London Ambulance Service in 2015 working in the control room before joining an Emergency Ambulance Crew in 2017, based in Brent. 

"I was aware of the PRU and thought it would be a brilliant opportunity to develop my clinical knowledge and skills to be able to help more people across London once my secondment ends."

Outside of this role, Damien enjoy rugby and riding motorbikes.

Marcus Gates

PRU EAC

"I began working in the NHS in 2016 as a Health Care Assistant in the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust in one of their Surgical Assessment Units - where I worked with patients with a variety of medical issues and interesting injuries. In January 2019, I joined the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and moved to the City, with a passion to pursue healthcare in the pre-hospital setting, to the backdrop of a busy and diverse multicultural capital city.

From very early on in my time with LAS, I had an interest in London’s Air Ambulance’s Physician Response Unit (PRU) and the opportunity to work with top emergency medical physicians in a pioneering Community Emergency Medicine role. PRU was something that I would pursue wholeheartedly, until I was offered the amazing chance to join and become part of this developing team. I feel lucky to be among some of the best clinician’s in their fields, coming together to provide a service to patients with greater value to their care than I have experienced before in my career. 

Outside of work, I am into strength sports such as Strongman and Powerlifting. I enjoy cycling and occasionally a good night out! I am very interested in the aviation world - I spend lots of time throughout the year at Airshows. My friends and I often go hiking in places like the Mach Loop in North Wales to spot military aircraft flying and training around the country. It’s always a great pleasure for me at work, to watch the helicopter attend to patient’s around the city - reminding me of the great team I am now a part of!" 

James Walters

PRU EAC

Mark Thorburn

PRU Nurse

Mark is an emergency care nurse and advanced clinical practitioner within the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service (QARNNS). Building on the fantastic cohort of PRU nurses, Mark is the first to pilot a collaboration between London Air Ambulance Physicians Response Unit (PRU) and Defence Nursing.

“It is a real privilege to join the PRU and wider LAA team. As a pioneer of Community Emergency Medicine (CEM), the innovative and team based approach to delivering exemplary CEM across East London has been inspiring. Witnessing the impact of care delivery to each of our patients has been hugely rewarding, and I hope to take the lessons I’ve learned back into my deployed role to improve outcomes for future military patients”.

Danielle Thorpe-Gray

PRU Nurse

"I am an emergency care nurse within the Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Service (PMRAFNS) and I feel honoured to be a part of the collaboration between London's Air Ambulance, Physician Response Unit (PRU) and Defence Nursing.

It is a real privilege to be a part of a service that provides definitive clinical assessment and management within community emergency medicine. I have no doubt this experience will have a positive impact on my deployed role and enhance the care we can provide to military patients."

David Rolfe

Chief Pilot

Captain David Rolfe started flying helicopters commercially in 1999, flying to the oil rigs out of Aberdeen for CHC. He has since flown for the police and in the corporate sector, operating in a variety of countries around the world

Neil Jeffers

Pilot

Captain Neil Jeffers has flown over 7,000 hours since he started flying in 1997 and has a 5,000-hour track record in instructing and examining. Before he joined the service in 2005, Neil worked in a number of areas including commercial air transport and aerial filming. Neil is an experienced crew resource management instructor. He is a certified first responder and has been a volunteer emergency responder with London Ambulance Service for two years. Neil ran eight marathons in six days through the deserts of Jordan and completed the 2018 Marathon des Sables to raise money and awareness for London’s Air Ambulance.

Andy Thomson

Pilot

Captain Andy Thomson started his career in the Royal Navy. Since leaving in 2004, he has worked in San Francisco as a flight instructor as well as with the police and news crews. Before joining London's Air Ambulance, he spent five years flying to oil rigs and boats in the North Sea for Bristow Helicopters.

Pete Driver

Pilot

Captain Pete Driver joined London's Air Ambulance having previously spent seven years working as an air ambulance pilot outside of London. Previously, Pete flew as an instructor, commercial and corporate helicopter pilot and an airline pilot on Boeing 737 jets. 

"I leave behind the open countryside of the counties and get ready for the challenge of London," says Pete. 

Johnny Crewdson

Pilot

When not flying for our charity, Captain Johnny Crewdson lives just south of Bordeux in France. His hobbies include skydiving, drums and curry (although not all at the same time).

Sam Tompkins

Pilot

Captain Sam Tompkins started flying in 2003 and has been flying air ambulances across the country since 2013. Before he started flying, Sam worked as an Emergency Ambulance Technician in the Southwest. Outside of work Sam is passionate about music, playing guitar in a local band and hosting a community radio show.

Toby Chamberlain

Pilot

Senior First Officer Toby Chamberlain started flying helicopters near New York, USA in 2009. Returning to the UK, Toby operated on a number of different helicopter types as an Instructor, Examiner and Charter Pilot. He has flown HEMS for the last few years in various parts of the UK, prior to joining the team at London's Air Ambulance.

Outside of flying for London's Air Ambulance, Toby enjoys spending as much time with his young family as possible and travelling when time permits.

John Power

Chief Fire Officer

As Chief Fire Officer, John is responsible for fire prevention and safety at the helipad. John has worked in aviation since 1989 and holds a fixed wing private pilot’s licence and a hot air balloon private pilot’s licence. John was a member of the Air Training Corps (ATC) 16F Wood Green and Hornsey until the age of 18, which helped him to get his foot in the door of the aviation business. He enjoys working within such a close knit team and finds meeting ex-patients and their families very rewarding.

Chris Sutton

Fire Crew

Chris is a member of our charity’s fire crew, who are responsible for fire prevention, safety and running the operations room at our helipad.

Stuart Whitford

Fire Crew

Stuart is a member of our charity’s fire crew, who are responsible for fire prevention, safety and running the operations room at our helipad.

Michael Horton

Fire Crew

Michael cycles 14 miles, not including the train ride, to get to work each day. He is also a volunteer fire fighter at The Shuttleworth Collection and Yorkshire Air Museum, providing fire cover for air shows and other events.

Mark Drewitt

Fire Crew

Mark joined London's Air Ambulance in January 2018, having previously worked as an aviation firefighter (later crew commander) at London Biggin Hill Airport for nine years. Mark has also served as a retained firefighter/crew commander with Kent Fire & Rescue Service for 12 years. Prior to this, he trained as an electronics engineer and is a qualified domestic electrician. In his spare time, Mark enjoys martial arts, motor sport and music. 

Frank Chege

Patient Liaison Nurse

Frank brings a wealth of clinical experience to the role of patient liaison nurse Frank qualified as an adult nurse in 2003 and went straight into a career in the emergency department of Basildon and Thurrock Foundation NHS Trust. He started working as a staff nurse at the emergency department of The Royal London Hospital, home to the London’s Air Ambulance’s helipad, in 2007 and became a senior charge nurse in 2011. Frank has been involved with London’s Air Ambulance prior to his appointment, not just working alongside the charity at The Royal London Hospital but also attending the London’s Air Ambulance clinical governance days and pre-hospital care courses. If you have been helped by London’s Air Ambulance and would like to get in touch, please email [email protected].

Eleanor Overgaard-Brown

Patient Liaison Nurse

Ellie joined London's Air Ambulance Charity in January 2022 as the second Patient Liaison Nurse. She has a background in paediatrics and continues in a part time capacity as a Sister on Children's Critical Care at King's College Hospital. Ellie is passionate about advocating for patients and their families at all stages in the trauma journey, from the advanced pre-hospital medicine that London's Air Ambulance provides, through the hospital journey and into ongoing rehab and beyond. She has completed additional training in neurosurgical critical care management, trauma care in the post-resuscitative stage and bereavement support. If you have been helped by London's Air Ambulance and would like to get in touch, please email [email protected] 

Jonathan Jenkins

CEO

After a distinguished career in the city, Jonathan comes to London’s Air Ambulance Charity from Social Investment Business, where he dealt with charity and social enterprise investment as the company’s CEO.  He has a lifelong commitment to charity work, and has served as trustee for a number of third sector organisations. In his spare time he has also managed to run 12 London Marathons and the 2016 & 2018 Marathon des Sables, raising vital funds for London’s Air Ambulance Charity in the process.

Jonathan lives in West London with his wife Heidi, a headteacher, and their two young children, Maggie and Lottie.  He is a lifelong Spurs supporter.  

Charles Newitt

Deputy CEO & Chief Operating Officer

Charles joined London’s Air Ambulance at the beginning of August 2014 as the charity’s first Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for aviation, helipad operations, finance & HR. He is the charity’s Air Operations Certificate (AOC) Accountable Manager and it is in this capacity that Charles assumes responsibility for all aspects of our aviation function, ensuring our compliance with the UK and European regulatory frameworks.

Colonel Charles, as he was formerly known, held various senior positions during his time with the British Army including Chief of Staff at the NATO Training Mission in Iraq where he directed a team of 250 multi-national personnel. Towards the end of his military career he was heavily involved in the operational delivery of Army training and developing Aldershot Garrison’s strategy and planning to meet the Army’s restructuring programme. 

Deployed to help London’s Air Ambulance to pursue its strategic goals, Charles’ experience of inspiring and motivating mixed teams is a huge asset to the charity.

Richard Lewy

Manager of the CEO's Office

Richard is responsible for managing the CEO's office and providing organisational and workload management support to the directors. He also provides the administration resource for the Board and is the primary contact for business systems and office facility issues across the office.

Danielle Wing

Project Support

Dani joined London's Air Ambulance Charity in December 2018 and has since taken on various roles within Fundraising & Marketing, including supporter care, training and fundraising compliance. Now, as Project Support, she works with people across the organisation to help develop and deliver key projects, such as our Up Against Time appeal.

Outside of work, Dani loves keeping active through aerial arts, rock climbing and running around after her cat, Benji.

Bob Forsyth

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Bob describes himself as an Aberdonian, Trinidadian born, Arsenal supporting water skier and accountant.  Bob’s career with Ernst & Young has been an unusual one (for an accountant), with Bob leading change programmes in sales, major account programmes and marketing. At the moment he is also leading the audit quality programme for his firm. Bob has spent more than 20 years as a partner of Ernst & Young, helping clients like Lotus, Sony and Greene King improve their governance and control. His passion is slalom water-skiing, but he spends a lot of time keeping fit with Parkruns, tennis and playing cricket. His wife is a consultant anaesthetist at the Royal Free and between them they have three children now evenly distributed across the world.

Gemma Sherrington

Trustee

Gemma is a member of the Executive Board at Save the Children UK, leading fundraising and marketing teams responsible for engaging the Charity’s supporters who generously give their time, money and voice to support the UK’s most vulnerable children. Gemma has over 15 years of fundraising and marketing experience, previously working for NSPCC, Cardinal Hume Centre and WaterAid.

Bianca Gill

Trustee

Bianca is an audit associate partner at Ernst & Young, where she has spent over 20 years auditing both private and listed companies in the real estate and construction sectors. She is currently responsible for leading high risk complex audits, providing robust challenge, and making key judgements, and she consistently delivers audits to a high quality.  During her career at Ernst & Young, Bianca spent a period of time in the Middle East, Abu Dhabi, providing advisory services to the local government tourism body where she gained valuable experience of integrating and developing teams.  Bianca is a mental health first aider and takes an active role in providing a mental health and wellbeing support function at Ernst & Young. She has a keen interest in developing others and provides coaching, mentoring and support in career development to managers within her department.  

“Joining LAA is a fantastic opportunity to learn and contribute to a cause that is ultimately about saving lives – a cause that has a meaningful purpose. I’m looking forward to working and collaborating with new people that have different career backgrounds to mine.” 

Gordon Pitman

Trustee

Gordon has been leading the global HR function at GKN Aerospace since 2016 and is a member of the Aerospace Executive team. GKN Aerospace is a global tier one supplier into all the major Aerospace OEM’s and has business lines covering Civil Airframe, Defense Airframe and Engines. With over 40 manufacturing locations and 16,000 people it is an exciting, globally diverse organization. Previous to joining GKN Aerospace, Gordon spent 11 years in coatings and chemicals manufacturing with ICI and AkzoNobel and lived in Canada, The Netherlands and USA. Gordon holds an Msc in Organizational Psychology from the University of Birbeck in London.  He lives in south London with his husband and 2 Burmese cats. 

On joining London’s Air Ambulance Charity Gordon said “It’s a privilege to be able to support the charity with my experience in the world of HR, organizational change, leadership, Diversity & Inclusion and Aviation. I am looking forward to working with the London's Air Ambulance Charity team as we continue on our mission to save more lives in London from preventable deaths.”  

Nick Goodwyn

Trustee

Nick Goodwyn has enjoyed a career as a military and civilian Pilot, Instructor, Examiner and has worked for the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA).  He is also a qualified Aircrew, Executive and Business Performance Coach and mentor.

On behalf of the CAA, he led an overview of Pilot Performance and he developed a concept for Peer Support Programmes promoting and supporting the health and wellbeing of commercial flight crew.  His expertise extends to Human Factors, Performance and Crew Resource Management.

After an early career restoring and operating vintage aircraft in the film and display world, he learnt to fly gliders and won a Royal Air Force Flying Scholarship at age 18, completing his Private Pilots Licence before he had learnt to drive a car.  He served in the RAF as a fast jet military pilot, instructor and examiner amassing over 4500 hours (including multi-engine and rotary experience).  He left the RAF in 2016 to become Director of EPT Ltd (Aviation Services), working in the commercial air transport sector. 

Nick has a Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology and a Masters in Executive and Business Coaching.

Nick was Master of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots, City Livery, in 2021. Nick and his wife juggle busy working and family lives and he has a wide variety of other interests including oenology, F1, rugby and test cricket. 

“I am humbled and excited to join the London’s Air Ambulance Charity team as a Trustee and to support the Charity in any way I can through this next period of challenge, change and growth in this exceptional organisation, helping to save lives in London”

Sheri Adigun

Trustee

Sheri Adigun is Senior Commercial Finance Manager at the Wellcome Trust, overseeing International activities & UK finance. 

Sheri's career has spanned multiple sectors, with her ultimately electing to focus on finance within health around a decade ago following several years initially in the private sector. I was motivated to join the board at London Air Ambulance as a volunteer trustee as London is so close to my heart. Being born in the Royal London Hospital and living in London all my life this is a real opportunity to save diverse local lives with the unique service LAA provides. Sheri hopes to contribute and build on LAA’s legacy, supporting ambitious growth, stewarding efficient financial policies/controls, and supporting the safe replacement of the new LAA helicopters in the town she loves.

Sheri is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and studied law with Business at Kingston University, gaining an LLB. 

Rita Chadha

Trustee

Rita has had a lifelong career in the not-for-profit sector, working for over twenty different international, national, and local charities. 

Over the years, she has also worked on many high-profile human rights-based campaigns advocating for the needs of refugee and migrant communities. Currently, Rita is working with several faith-based charities and supporting organisations requiring interim management support. She is also a trustee of several other charities in her spare time.

Brigadier Tim Hodgetts

Trustee

Tim is an emergency physician with over 35 years of military experience and has treated victims of conflict in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. Specialising in military emergency medicine and pre-hospital care, Tim has published extensively and designed curricula for both military and civilian audiences in pre-hospital care, trauma and disaster medicine. He is also a Commissioner at the Royal Hospital Chelsea and co-Founder of the registered charity citizenAID.

Dr Margot Gosney

Trustee

Margot is a Geriatrician also trained in Medical Oncology. She was appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool in 1992 and Professor of Elderly Care Medicine University of Reading and Honorary Consultant in Elderly Care Medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in 2003. Margot has set up and run a a Comprehensive Care for Older People with Cancer service in Berkshire and has advised the Department of Health and Macmillan Cancer Care on the management of older people with cancer. She also researches barriers to good nutrition and strategies to improve this with a particular focus on hospitalised individuals at most risk of the results of suboptimal nutrition.

James Thomas

Trustee

James is Chief Technology Officer for Wellcome, an independent health research foundation, where he is responsible for leadership of technology and digital services. James is on the Industrial Advisory Board for the School of Computing and Communications at the Open University, and is also executive sponsor for the Data for Science and Health Priority area, a programme seeking to ensure everyone can benefit from health data innovation. Prior to working at Wellcome, James had an extensive career in the private and public sectors including technology leadership roles in the NHS.

Jonathan Jenkins

CEO

After a distinguished career in the city, Jonathan comes to London’s Air Ambulance Charity from Social Investment Business, where he dealt with charity and social enterprise investment as the company’s CEO. He has a lifelong commitment to charity work, and has served as trustee for a number of third sector organisations. In his spare time he has also managed to run 12 London Marathons and the 2016 & 2018 Marathon des Sables, raising vital funds for London’s Air Ambulance Charity in the process.

Jonathan lives in West London with his wife Heidi, a headteacher, and their two young children, Maggie and Lottie.  He is a lifelong Spurs supporter.  

Charles Newitt

Deputy CEO & Chief Operating Officer

Charles joined London’s Air Ambulance Charity at the beginning of August 2014 as the charity’s first Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for aviation, helipad operations, finance & HR. He is the charity’s Air Operations Certificate (AOC) Accountable Manager and it is in this capacity that Charles assumes responsibility for all aspects of our aviation function, ensuring our compliance with the UK and European regulatory frameworks.

Colonel Charles, as he was formerly known, held various senior positions during his time with the British Army including Chief of Staff at the NATO Training Mission in Iraq where he directed a team of 250 multi-national personnel. Towards the end of his military career he was heavily involved in the operational delivery of Army training and developing Aldershot Garrison’s strategy and planning to meet the Army’s restructuring programme. 

Deployed to help London’s Air Ambulance to pursue its strategic goals, Charles’ experience of inspiring and motivating mixed teams is a huge asset to the charity.

Jayne Clarke

Director of Fundraising and Marketing

Jayne joined the London's Air Ambulance Charity team in June 2022 and will lead the Fundraising, Marketing and Communications teams. Jayne stared her career in marketing and advertising working with small boutique agencies before moving to McCann Worldgroup to work on global clients.  

From there, Jayne moved to ethical banking and soon realised that she wanted to work for organisations that made a difference to the world. After 5 years in banking she moved to the Third Sector where she headed up the Marketing, Media and Creative teams at the RNLI. During her time at the RNLI, she led the teams though large scale campaigns, media issues, large corporate partnerships amongst other things.

Jayne then became the Director of Income Generations for St Peter’s Hospice in Bristol and then went on to consult for other charities.  

Jayne brings to us her combination of work at the RNLI and her healthcare roles, and will lead the team as we launch on an exciting phase in the Charity's history.  

Dr Tom Hurst

Medical Director

Tom is a consultant in pre-hospital care with London’s Air Ambulance and consultant in intensive care medicine at King’s College Hospital. He has been actively involved in pre-hospital care since first working for London’s Air Ambulance in 2008.

Anna Bennett

Director of Finance, IT and Facilities

Anna joins the charity as Director of Finance, IT and Facilities.

With more than 20 years' experience in financial leadership, Anna is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting. She has worked for several national charities, including as Finance Director for Hospice UK and as Director of Finance and Operations for BBC Children in Need.

Anna joined haysmacintyre’s not-for-profit audit team in 2013 and was promoted to be a Partner with the firm, advising a wide range of charity clients. In 2019 she moved into an internal role on the firm’s Management Board, leading all operational teams.

Anna is a volunteer in her spare time and has been a trustee and audit committee member for a number of charities including NCVO and The Money Advice Trust, as well as finding time to enjoy live music, rugby, camping trips and Lego.

Christine Henry

Technical Healthcare Senior Business Analyst

Christine Henry, PhD is the Senior Technical Healthcare Business Analyst with the London’s Air Ambulance Clinical Operations team. She is project lead on Digital Transformation projects which include moving to digital patient records and equipment checks, and improving data use for the charity’s clinical and operations goals.

Christine has a background in data analysis, product management and data ethics across the charity and healthcare sectors.

Parbin Begum

Personal Assistant

Parbin is the Personal Assistant to the Senior Clinical Team. She joined the service in 2016 having previously worked for many years as Administrator in the Emergency Department at The Royal London Hospital.  

Parbin assists with the coordination of team diaries, commitments, rotas [Consultant on-call/Medical Advisor/Teaching rotas] and is the liaison point for our medical staff recruitment, on-boarding and temporary staffing cover as needed.  

She also assists with the general HR processes for helipad-based staff from within our pri-partite system. Parbin is also the point of contact for non-stock ordering using Barts Health procurement system [Oracle].  

Demi Walsh

HEMS Service Lead

Demi joined London’s Air Ambulance in January 2019 as HEMS Administration Officer, working closely with and assisting the Helipad & Driver Standards Manager in ensuring the smooth running of the helipad, while also providing necessary administrative support to the operational and clinical teams as necessary.

Emily Guthrie

Helipad Support Officer

Emily joined London’s Air Ambulance Charity as Helipad Support Officer in November 2022, after working for the London Ambulance Service for two years. Emily is responsible for managing the stores of medical equipment and making sure the fleet is mission ready, helping to ensure the smooth running of daily operations on the helipad.

Paul Smith

Helipad and Driving Standards Manager

Helipad & Driving Standards Manager Paul Smith is responsible for the secure running and development of our charity's helipad, and for managing our fleet of rapid response vehicles.

Paul began his time with our service as an aviation firefighter and funded his own training to become our fleet manager when we first began using rapid response cars in 1999. Paul introduced London's Air Ambulance's own driving licence system and policies. He is responsible for ensuring that all the blue light driving is checked every day to make sure that we drive to our exemptions, and the navigation is also checked on a daily basis. 

As one of the most qualified blue light driving instructors in the UK, Paul has single-handedly trained every paramedic that has worked for our service in the last 20 years. He also trains our doctors in night-time navigation, and other doctors and paramedics from services across the UK. In 2014, Paul added aviation security manager to his list of responsibilities, coordinating the maintenance and development issues that come with a helipad atop the UK's busiest major trauma centre

Liz Foster

Patient Development Nurse

Liz maintains the pre-hospital trauma registry and is responsible for data analysis, which includes activity figures and submission of financial data. Liz also co-ordinates audit and research projects. Previously, Liz worked in accident & emergency, paediatrics, orthopaedics and as an in-flight nurse. She is both a registered general and children’s nurse with speciality courses in emergency nursing, autonomous practice and in-flight nursing.

Bryony Dunne

Associate Director of the Institute of Pre-Hospital Care

Bryony is responsible for supporting all activities relating to the running of The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care. Bryony brings with her a wealth of third sector experience in the health and international development sectors, mainly focusing on fundraising, project management and strategy development. Bryony’s most recent post was as development manager at Walkabout Foundation. 

Katherine Savage

Degree Courses Coordinator

Katherine coordinates the delivery of the Institute of Pre-Hospital Care’s Degree Courses. She has a strong background of working within the charity sector and has delivered a range of events in fundraising and professional development for music educators. For just under 8 years, Katherine worked in a number of roles at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), supporting the recruitment and training of music examiners. In 2017, she moved into the role of Events Executive managing ABRSM’s busy commercial events programme, including the delivery of the annual flagship Teacher Conference. In 2021, Katherine took up the role of Development Events Manager at English National Ballet, delivering fundraising events for their donors and corporate partners. Outside her working life, Katherine loves playing the violin and cycling.

Charlotte La Touche

Institute Administrator

As the Institute Administrator, Charlotte will be ensuring the smooth operation of behind-the-scenes administrative processes that contribute to the delivery of both our clinical and degree courses. Coming from a banking and sales background, she is confident in communicating accurate and helpful information regarding our courses and will be one of first points on contact for those interested in learning with us. She is currently pursuing a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration and enjoys using knowledge from her degree in designing presentations and documentation for the Institute. 

Beth Leonard

Clinical Courses Officer

Beth has been working in and around education for the past 10 years. Much of this time has been spent supporting a range of education institutions and their students in an administrative capacity, across both private and higher education organisations. However, most recently Beth has been a secondary school teacher specialising in Psychology (and Geography) and was delighted to introduce the Psychology GCSE qualification to her school last year. Beth has loved the time she has spent in education and is excited to bring this experience to the Clinical Courses Officer role at LAAC. 

Alexandra Sutherland

Head of Communications

Alexandra oversees the Marketing and Communications team, looking after the press, public affairs, digital, brand and marketing functions.  She has a background in campaigns and the political sector, and has previously run an MP’s office in Westminster, worked on two General Election campaigns and the 2016 London Mayoral campaign. 

Tara Nolan

Brand Communications Manager

Tara manages our patients' stories and the latest online news from the charity. She is also in charge of making sure all creative assets produced effectively portray London's Air Ambulance Charity's brand. Tara's background is content focused, with experience in both the charity and B2B sectors, and a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing.

Andy Frain

Media and Public Affairs Manager

Andy became part of the team at London’s Air Ambulance Charity in 2022 and oversees the charity’s engagement with political stakeholders and the media. He joined the charity after a spell working in campaigns and public affairs for the Charities Aid Foundation following several years as a political consultant.

Jessica Hodson

Digital Communications Officer

Jessica joined London's Air Ambulance Charity in May 2021 as the Digital Communications Officer. Her role involves managing the Charity's social media channels from planning, content creation, copywriting to execution. 

Jessica has a degree in Marketing and Advertising, and previously worked for Contiki and VisitBritain in their social media teams.

Libby Hogger

Designer

Libby is a designer at London’s Air Ambulance Charity and is responsible for creating engaging and eye-catching content for teams across the charity and the frontline service. She joined in in April 2022 after working at several design agencies creating a vast range of projects for charities, local businesses, as well as worldwide companies like Ford. This has led her to develop a broad knowledge of branding, digital design, and print production, which she now showcases at London’s Air Ambulance Charity - a charity close to her family’s heart.

Hayley Rainey

Head of Community Engagement

Hayley is responsible for managing income from individuals and groups fundraising for London’s Air Ambulance Charity in their local communities. She manages the development of our Community Fundraising and Volunteering strategy and also oversees the London’s Air Ambulance Charity Shop at the Royal London Hospital and our Learning and Outreach programme. Hayley joined London’s Air Ambulance Charity in 2013 to develop our Volunteer programme after working in fundraising and programme delivery at The Prince’s Trust and homelessness charity, Crisis, where she led on a grants programme.

Heather Carroll

Community and Volunteering Manager

Heather is responsible for the strategic development and management of the volunteer programme at London's Air Ambulance Charity. She joined the organisation in October 2021, having previously worked at the British Heart Foundation developing and growing the Community Fundraising Groups and Volunteers programme there for 3 and a half years.

Before that, she worked with student volunteers at both Kingston University and London School of Economics Students’ Union, and also volunteered for Raleigh International in Malaysian Borneo, managing younger volunteers out on remote projects. She is a keen backpacker and loves exploring new places and cultures and meeting new people.

In her spare time, you can often find Heather hiking and exploring the outdoors, admiring other people’s dogs (until she can get her own), playing or watching sport, or having a natter over a cuppa and slice of cake!

Yvonne Harvey

Retail and Procurement Lead

Yvonne is responsible for managing our Retail operations at London's Air Ambulance Charity. She manages the shop at the Royal London Hospital, develops new products for sale and recruits, trains and provides support to our retail volunteers. Yvonne joined the charity in November 2016 and has 30 years of experience working in the charity sector.

Alison McGuinness

Community Fundraising Area Lead

Having joined London’s Air Ambulance Charity in 2013, Alison is our Community Fundraising Area Lead, leading on retail partnerships and golf club relationships across the whole of London and managing community fundraising relationships in South West, West and North West London. She not only supports individuals, groups, schools and local businesses fundraising in the community but also plans, develops and delivers new fundraising events and initiatives, from raffles and fun runs to carol concerts and 60s nights.

Alison is passionate about the power of community engagement and in creating an excellent supporter experience for every Londoner who fundraises for us and, having previously given time as a volunteer herself, is proud to support our dedicated team of community fundraising volunteers, without whom we simply couldn’t do our fundraising work.

Away from work, Alison is a busy mum of 3, and servant to Reggie the Cat, who enjoys planning fun things to do with her extended family. She loves walking for exercise and recently completed the Thamespath Challenge to fundraise in aid of London’s Air Ambulance.

Rhiannon Evans

Schools & Youth Engagement Lead

Rhiannon joined London’s Air Ambulance Charity in October 2017 with the aim of building our engagement with schools and youth groups across London.  She visits primary and secondary schools and youth groups across London to tell young people about the lifesaving work of our charity and the various roles in the team. Rhiannon has been working in the charity sector for twenty years and has experience of working with schools and colleges.

David Springer

Community Fundraising Area Lead

David joined London’s Air Ambulance Charity in July 2022 and is responsible for increasing fundraising activity and engagement in and around the local area. Having spent 14 years in the charity sector and six years working in community, David is passionate about forming lasting and meaningful relationships.

Away from work, David is passionate about music and hosts a music podcast! 

Ana Thymiopoulou

Volunteer Officer

Ana joined London’s Air Ambulance Charity in November 2023 and supports the development and growth of our volunteering programme, which includes delivering the end to end volunteer recruitment and induction processes, and leading on volunteer engagement activities across the year.

She has a degree in Politics and International Relations and has previously worked at St Mungo’s and Bookmark Reading Charity.

Molly Watson

Challenge Events Manager

Molly is responsible for leading on the marketing, logistics and delivery of specific events, she supports teams of participants in both their event preparations and their fundraising.

Molly joined the London’s Air Ambulance Events Team in January 2020 previously having worked for The Hamelin Trust, Blesma, The Limbless Veterans and Fight for Sight

Kirsty Clift

Challenge Events Officer

Kirsty joined London’s Air Ambulance Charity's Events team in March 2023 and supports challenge events fundraisers to get the most of out of their experience, by raising important funds while having a fantastic time.

She has a degree in Media and Communications Studies and has been working and volunteering in the third sector for eight years.

Outside of work she enjoys attending shows and playing with her pet hamster, Cordelia.

Sobia Bonder

Senior Data Development Officer

"I have worked for CFP Lotteries & Raffles for 10 years as a Data Analyst, where I worked with a number of charities - Breast Cancer Now, Cats Protection, Red Cross, NSPCC to name a few - helping them to improve & increase their raffles. I've been at London's Air Ambulance since Oct 2020 (with a 6 week gap, but returned!)

I’m exceptionally passionate about travelling, currently deciding on where to go for my 50th country (the list is endless!). I also volunteer at a local homeless shelter & I love eating cake!"

Leanne Burrell

CRM Business Analyst

Leanne joined London's Air Ambulance Charity in January 2021 as a Business Analyst to help implement a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System

Leanne is the key point of contact between the business and the project engaging all teams at all levels across the Charity. Leanne conducts research and analyses data and business processes, looking at what requirements we need for the future.

She loves what she does and will help towards making a real difference to the success of London's Air Ambulance Charity when we go live with our new CRM.

Leanne previously worked in the housing sector for 17 years and successfully helped implement two Microsoft dynamics projects from start to finish for one of the largest housing associations in the country.

Outside of work, she loves long walks with her very boisterous Labrador which gives her plenty of thinking time to reflect and plan the day ahead!

Annie Donovan-Aitken

Head of Data

Annie joins London's Air Ambulance Charity from a similar role at Breast Cancer Now, following on from over 20 years working in the charity sector. 
Her favourite parts of her role are leading a team and improving how the systems and processes can work harder to raise more money and support for the charity. 

Annie has a husband, garden, daughter, and a cat, and enjoys eating out, lux hotels, camping, and binge-watching good TV.

Megan Roberts

Lottery Database Officer

Shai Sheli

ThankQ Project Manager

Jack Pettitt

Database Officer

Jack joined London's Air Ambulance as the Database Officer in March 2020 having previously worked at Anthony Nolan for three years.  Prior to Anthony Nolan, Jack was Head of Customer Care for a food tech start up and a Deputy Floor Manager of Lilywhites. Jack has an MA(hons) Economics from Heriot-Watt University and in his free time enjoys playing cricket, walking and cooking.

Matt Reid

Data Coordinator

Matt joined London's Air Ambulance as the Data Coordinator in July 2020 having previously worked for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity for 5 years as an Income Officer, although Matt has worked all over the charity sector in a number of different roles during his career. Matt is largely responsible for the data administration and running of the charity’s Lottery in addition to general data admin.

Anna Heneghan

Senior Supporter Experience Manager

Anna joined the charity in September 2023. Her role is to oversee our Supporter Care and Fundraising Compliance teams, making sure we have the right policies, processes, technology, and training in place to provide wonderful care to our supporters and ensure our Fundraising remains compliant. In addition, Anna is working on creating a top notch experience for all of our supporters. Anna has over a decade of experience in the sector, working in supporter care, fundraising operations, and fundraising compliance.

Jamie Hooper

Senior Direct Marketing Manager

Jamie joined the charity in Feb 2023. Her role is to oversee the Appeals and Direct Dialogue teams’ acquisition and retention programme including Regular Giving, Lottery, Cash and Raffle through multi-channel marketing offers. She is passionate about creating compelling communications which encourage new supporters to start giving, and ensure existing supporters feel updated about our work whilst feeling truly valued.

Jamie has worked in charity fundraising for over 23 years, firstly at the NSPCC, then at St Clare Hospice, and more recently at The Children’s Society.

Anne Weatherill

Deputy Director of Fundraising and Marketing

Anne is responsible for managing income from individual supporters of London’s Air Ambulance Charity. She looks after the strategy and development of our individual giving programme which includes our successful lottery and regular giving programmes, our legacy fundraising programme and is also responsible for developing new income streams for the charity. She has over 15 years’ experience of charity fundraising, having worked at both Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Marie Curie for a number of years.

Shona Burlace

Senior Direct Marketing Officer

Shona joined the team in May 2023, as the Senior Direct Marketing Officer. Her main responsibilities are to deliver and evolve the acquisition and retention strategy, inspiring the people of London to become long-term supporters of the Charity. 

She formed her career with Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex, in a digital marketing role, and has several years of experience within our charity’s sector. 

While working from home Shona will often be joined by her black and white cat, Kuma, during virtual meetings. He has limited marketing experience, but is a great support to the team regardless.

Emie Alizalwa

Direct Marketing Coordinator

"I joined the team in July 2023 as the Direct Marketing Coordinator. My primary responsibilities are to support the Direct Marketing and Supporter Engagement team in multiple direct marketing campaigns, support with external agencies, and work well with key stakeholders across all levels of the Charity. 

My background was with SeeAbility in a Partnerships Officer role, but I have several years of experience in the creative, partnerships and marketing sectors. I grew up in West London, so I am passionate about the work of London's Air Ambulance Charity. 

I have a little Patterdale/Jack Russell Terrier Mix called Milo, who keeps me on my toes when working from home but provides excellent zoomies entertainment between meetings!"

Lipa Paul

Supporter Engagement Team Leader

As Supporter Care Manager, Lipa plays an integral role in strengthening relationships with our supporters. Working across the Fundraising and Marketing team, Lipa facilitates supporter engagement, and she equally assists in the delivery of multi-channel stewardship campaigns and is passionate about championing positive supporter experience.

To date, Lipa’s background in fundraising, quality assurance and supporter care in the charity sector spans over 10 years. 

Ana Rodrigues

Senior Marketing Analysis Officer

Ana joined the charity in February 2017, having started at London’s Air Ambulance as a volunteer in 2016. Ana has worked in the database team being responsible for all data related queries, and the finance team working within accounts receivable processing all income for the charity. Combining logic and data analysis, Ana now uses her expertise to provide insight to the charity, helping it to better understand its supporters, improve its DM campaigns and unlock new opportunities.

Victoria Mitchinson

Supporter Engagement Coordinator

Victoria joined London’s Air Ambulance Charity (LAAC) in February 2023 as the Supporter Engagement Coordinator within the Supporter Care Team. She is passionate about supporter care and experience, acting as first point of contact for supporter enquiries, coordinating the life-saving lottery winners and ensuring all communications are aligned to the supporter engagement strategy.

Before her time at LAAC, she worked at the charity, RoadPeace, directly supporting those bereaved and seriously injured by road crashes and now voluntarily co-facilitates a support group for the London and South East area. She has also spent 10 years working for London Ambulance Service, firstly in the control room and then out on the road as an EMT.

In her spare time, she loves travelling to places off the beaten track, sea swimming and is a mediocre bassist.

Eddy Francis

Direct Marketing Manager (Direct Dialogue)

Eddy helps manage the Face to Face fundraising department of London's Air Ambulance Charity. This involves working with the agency partners that the charity uses to bring in regular donors. These donors are signed up either through Direct Debits or as Lottery players. He spends much of his time helping improve fundraiser compliance and quality, as well as improving internal processes. He comes from Marie Curie, where he spent five years in a similar role. Before this, he worked as a manager of a homeless day centre.

Eddy is a keen cricketer and bowls left arm leggies.

Jennifer Woolford

Fundraising Compliance Manager

Jennifer Woolford is responsible for ensuring that our fundraising is undertaken while compliant with the Fundraising Regulator, Charity Commission, PECR, ICO and many more.

Having worked in compliance for over 20 years, Jennifer brings experience from a variety of sectors and organisations including TalkTalk, Care UK, Sue Ryder, St Mungo’s to name but a few. Working closely with London’s Air Ambulance Charity individual giving team, Jennifer is here to ensure that our fundraising compliance mirrors the super compliance of our operational teams.

Will Burton

Direct Marketing Officer (Direct Dialogue)

Will joined London's Air Ambulance Charity in September 2021 as part of the Direct Marketing and Supporter Engagement team. As Direct Marketing Officer (Direct Dialogue), he is responsible for supporting our Direct Marketing Manager to facilitate the smooth running of our Face to Face and direct dialogue fundraising campaigns, and to ensure donor recruitment targets are met to a high standard.

Anna Bennett

Director of Finance, IT and Facilities

Anna joins the charity as Director of Finance, IT and Facilities.

With more than 20 years' experience in financial leadership, Anna is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting. She has worked for several national charities, including as Finance Director for Hospice UK and as Director of Finance and Operations for BBC Children in Need.

Anna joined haysmacintyre’s not-for-profit audit team in 2013 and was promoted to be a Partner with the firm, advising a wide range of charity clients. In 2019 she moved into an internal role on the firm’s Management Board, leading all operational teams.

Anna is a volunteer in her spare time and has been a trustee and audit committee member for a number of charities including NCVO and The Money Advice Trust, as well as finding time to enjoy live music, rugby, camping trips and Lego.

Tharik Talukdhar

Head of Financial Performance & Analysis

Tharik joined London's Air Ambulance in July 2015 from KPMG LLP where he worked as a management consultant within their public sector financial management advisory practice. Prior to this, he worked as a management accountant at London School of Pharmacy and University College London. Tharik holds an undergraduate degree in actuarial science from Cass Business School and is a qualified chartered management accountant registered with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Claire Lake

Finance Officer (Accounts Payable)

Claire has worked in finance for many years, gaining a wealth of experience in a variety of sectors, before joining our finance team in July 2021.

Outside of work, she loves grabbing her kindle and cuddling up with her rescue cats; currently owned by three of them, and she’s lost track of how many gigs and festivals she’s been to.

James Clark

Finance Assistant

James joined London's Air Ambulance Charity in March 2023 to support the smooth operation of Accounts Payables. Having achieved his accounting AAT level 3 qualification, he made a career change into the Charity sector. He is currently continuing his studies and enjoying working for an organisation making a difference to people’s lives.

Joseph Adefarakan

Financial Performance & Analysis Officer

Joseph joined London's Air Ambulance Charity in July 2023 to support the FP&A function.

He is an experienced finance professional with past experience within the retail and banking sector.

Joseph holds an undergraduate degree in Politics & Economics and is studying towards a CIMA finance qualification.

Violet Addis

Prospect Research Manager

Violet is responsible for the team’s prospect research strategy, identifying new opportunities for philanthropic and corporate giving and working with the fundraisers across all aspects of managing their portfolios. Violet began her fundraising career in medical research before moving to London’s Air Ambulance Charity in 2023.

Jennie Chmura

Senior Corporate Development Manager

Jennie’s role is responsible for managing Corporate Partnerships at London’s Air Ambulance Charity. This includes developing and supporting innovative, impactful and mutually beneficial partnerships with a wide range of businesses.  

Jennie joined London’s Air Ambulance Charity in 2023. 

Sarah Vinall

Special Events Manager (Gala Lead)

Sarah is leading on our next Charity Gala and is responsible for managing the relationships with our Gala Committee and the successful delivery of this key event. 

Sarah joined the London's Air Ambulance Charity team in January 2023 bringing with her extensive experience within the events and charity sectors including Scope and The Royal British Legion.

Phoebe Nicholson

Senior Philanthropy Officer (Trusts)

Phoebe is responsible for managing relationships with trusts, foundations and the City Livery Companies. She works with both new and existing supporters to secure income in support of London’s Air Ambulance Charity’s core services, and to help replace our existing helicopter fleet by 2024. Phoebe joined London’s Air Ambulance Charity in 2022, having previously worked in Philanthropy at Lepra and St Mungo’s.

Catherine Hughes

Philanthropy & Partnerships Coordinator

Asha Patel

Corporate Development Officer

Asha's role is responsible for developing new corporate relationships and managing key accounts for some of our corporate supporters, including helping with employee engagement and corporate events.

In her spare time, you will find Asha walking and trekking in nature.  

Tanya Moss

Deputy Head of Philanthropy

Tanya is responsible for managing the charity’s relationships with trusts, foundations and the City Livery Companies. She identifies partnership opportunities and grows income in support of London’s Air Ambulance’s core services, essential medical kit, and to launch innovative projects to help improve the lives of severely injured patients. Before joining the charity in 2014, Tanya worked at a global insurance broker in the City. 

Jessica Mitchell

Senior Philanthropy Manager

Jess manages philanthropic giving at London’s Air Ambulance Charity, working with individual supporters to fund our life-saving services and medical research. She began her fundraising career in the arts, raising money for some of the world’s leading conservatoires.

Jo Pugh

Special Events Manager

Jo is responsible for planning and delivering our programme of special events including our gala ball, golf day, cultivation events and annual receptions. 

Jo joined the team at London's Air Ambulance on October 2019 having previously working for CLIC Sargent for seven years.

HR

Jade Stapleton

Associate People Director

Jade is responsible for people and organisational development at London’s Air Ambulance. Her remit includes everything from recruitment to the contracts and policies that underpin our work. She also leads on developing our people and culture, working with everyone across the organisation to create an environment that supports our values and encourages behaviours that make us a great place to work.

Jade’s previous HR roles were in youth and digital services in the charity sector, where she developed a passion for organisational evolution and people development. She lives in East London with her Lurcher, Dogmatix, and likes good coffee.

Alex Bishop

Talent and Organisational Development Specialist

"I joined London’s Air Ambulance Charity in July 2022 as the Learning & Development Specialist. A passionate advocate for personal development and lifelong learning, I’m helping the organisation deliver its exciting and ambitious plans to develop a supportive and enabling environment that gets the best out of our people. Whether it’s through designing and delivering training, 1-2-1 coaching, or finding the learning in the things we do every day, I am here to support the development aspirations of all our staff.

When I’m not in the stands supporting Saracens, or listening to heavy metal at my favourite London venues, I’ve dedicated my time to helping people and organisations be the best they can be. This is my first role in the charity sector - having spent the last 13 years in health regulation - and I am already immensely proud to be able to help London’s Air Ambulance Charity in its vital work.

Nicola Kennedy

Senior Recruitment Specialist

Nicola leads and manages the full talent acquisition cycle at London’s Air Ambulance Charity.

Nicola joined London’s Air Ambulance Charity in August 2022 as a Senior Recruitment Specialist bringing HR and resourcing experience from the public and private health sectors. Nicola is responsible for recruiting diverse talent in alignment with our culture and values, paying particular attention to our diversity & inclusion objectives. She will be reviewing and developing many of our resourcing practices including attraction, selection and onboarding processes while championing our employer brand to attract and retain quality talent for London's Air Ambulance Charity to grow and develop.

Outside of work, Nicola is a busy mum of two young boys who enjoys travelling, arts and culture, cooking and, when she gets 5 minutes peace, practising yoga!

“I am very proud to join the charity and contribute to the critical service it delivers to the people of London”

Katie McIntyre

People Coordinator

Following work in Private Equity recruitment, Katie joins LAAC as the People Coordinator, drawing upon previous HR experience in global manufacturing. An Exeter History graduate, she played lots of tennis, frequented local Devon and Cornish beaches, and solo travelled around South Africa post studies. CIPD qualified and seeking a career in HR and People Management, she is looking forward to driving lifesaving change in the Charity sector at London’s Air Ambulance Charity.

Donate

Without the support of the community it would not be possible to continue our life saving work. Your donation today could save the life of a loved one tomorrow.

Your donation today could save the life of a loved one tomorrow.

Our Patron

We are proud to have His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, as Patron of London’s Air Ambulance Charity. He became our Patron in March 2020, find out more here.

Our Ambassadors

We are proud and delighted to be supported by some special people who move us forward and help spread our vital work throughout the capital.

Our Ambassadors add value to London's Air Ambulance Charity by:

  • Helping to raise valuable funds
  • Making an individual financial contribution
  • Opening up networks and attracting new supporters
  • Being named on literature / publicity material (where appropriate)
  • Generating media coverage about the charity or its work
  • Hosting or attending fundraising or other events
  • Generating awareness of the charity’s achievements and campaigns 
  • Contributing to the public image of the organisation.

Our current Ambassadors are:

Lord Maxwell Beaverbrook

Ward Hamilton

Bernardo Hartogs

Mike Hussey

Dr Hilary Jones

Julia Leal-Hartogs

Sir Harry Solomon

Paul White

Dr Alastair Wilson OBE

Juliet Solomon

Richard Harris

Sir George Iacobescu CBE

We are grateful to them for their continued contribution to our vital work.

Careers

Exceptional care requires exceptional people. Whether it’s our pilots, fire crew or charity staff, every member of our team provides critical support to keep our life-saving service running.

Education

London’s Air Ambulance has produced materials covering all aspects of the charity's life-saving work, from helicopter engineering and medical biology to charity finance, to help students go beyond the classroom in their studies.

London’s Air Ambulance Charity is supported by Convene who provide us with a digital board portal to allows us to have secure paperless Board and Committee meetings.