- Advertisement -
Friday, 23 October 2020


Air Ambulances UK welcomes new board members

- Advertisement -

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

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.”

Sign up to receive full FREE access to charity news and special sector offers.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Stay Connected


Must Read

The Duke of Cambridge lays foundation stone for state-of-the-art cancer research and treatment facility

THE Duke of Cambridge today attended a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of building works for The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust’s Oak...

Heart Heroes celebrated by star-studded attendees at virtual charity awards event

THE British Heart Foundation (BHF) tonight celebrated inspirational ‘Heart Heroes’ who have shown courage, resilience, compassion and bravery in the face of debilitating heart...
- Advertisement -

Employment News

Samaritans announces the appointment of new CEO, Julie Bentley

THE leading suicide prevention charity in the UK and ROI has announced that Julie Bentley has been appointed as its new CEO. Julie joins Samaritans...

Kate Cooper-Owen joins Comic Relief’s top team as Creative Director

COMIC Relief has announced another exciting new appointment to their top team with Kate Cooper-Owen set to join as Creative Director. Kate will play a...

Special Olympics GB welcomes two new faces to the team

SPECIAL Olympics GB is delighted to announce the appointment of Pete Rhodes and Ben Miller to the organisation with immediate effect. Pete Rhodes takes on...

Related News

Berkshire blind veteran to have artwork featured in military charity’s annual art exhibition

A Berkshire blind veteran is going have his artwork piece 'Safe Area - Lighthouse Entrance' featured in Blind Veterans UK's annual exhibition fundraiser this...

Adopt-A-Child: Expanding our work in Albania

OVER recent months we have had to significantly change the way we have been doing things in Albania.  Our usual feed programmes, serving a hot...

North Yorkshire disability charity to extend ‘smart learning’ thanks to National Lottery grant

DISABLED adults from across the Harrogate district will be able to join a charity's 'smart learning' programme, thanks to the National Lottery. Disability Action Yorkshire,...

New charity resilience fund to distribute £20m

THE Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a new £20 million fund to help charitable organisations in England that support those hardest hit by...

VIDEO | National Poppy Appeals declare a state of emergency

ONE of the UK's most symbolic fundraising initiatives, the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and the Scottish Poppy Appeal is facing an unprecedented crisis...
- Advertisement -