THE Board of Trustees of national charity Air Ambulances UK is delighted to announce two new Board appointments after a competitive recruitment process.
Claire Walters and Matthew Williams joined the Charity on 1st October 2020, bringing with them a wealth of experience to compliment the already broad representation of skills, backgrounds and knowledge of the existing Board.
They join the Charity at an exciting time, as it embarks on a new era following a merger with the former professional body, the Association of Air Ambulances, early this year; forming one national organisation to represent, champion and support the UK’s 21 air ambulance charities.
Claire Walters is Chief Commercial Officer for Unipart Logistics, responsible for business development, marketing, strategy, leadership of customer partnerships, digital innovation, consultancy, and programme delivery across Technology, Automotive, Health, Consumer and Utilities customers in the UK, US and Asia Pacific. She brings a diversity of experience to the Board as well as personal experience of an air ambulance after being airlifted by Cornwall Air Ambulance following a traumatic cycling accident last summer.
Matthew Williams is a Junior Doctor based in South Wales with a keen interest in pre-hospital emergency medicine, stemming from his emergency medicine speciality training. He is currently completing his master’s in healthcare leadership and has previous governance experience as Chair of national charity Sexpression.
Heather Benjamin, Air Ambulances UK Chair, said:
“I am delighted that we have Claire and Matthew joining our Board, as we take forward the organisation in this pivotal time in our development. They bring a complementary set of skills to the current Board members with their commercial, clinical, digital and fundraising experience. Claire and Matthew’s professional experience and personal traits will provide board leadership, with an emphasis on their compassionate and collaborative approach, which we have been developing as part of our values and approach with our air ambulance charity Members.”