John Gallagher is the Shop Manager at our St Austell store. He has lived in Cornwall for over 30 years. John joined the charity in January 2018 following an extensive career in retail management within the Dixons Group and latterly as a business and enterprise manager for the National Trust. John and his team of staff and volunteers are moving forward with a program of exciting redevelopment at the superstore.
In his spare time John and his fiancée, Emma, are undertaking a camper van conversion and have plans for extensive travels in the future.
Chlöe joined the charity in July 2018 as Communications & Media Officer. With a passion for meeting people and writing, Chlöe spent two years as a reporter at The Cornishman newspaper in Penzance, covering a whole host of weird and wonderful local news stories, before moving into charity communications, working as a Press Officer with the RNLI. Originally from Glasgow, Chlöe relocated to Cornwall to live by the beautiful Cornish coast and is thrilled to join the charity at such an exciting time.
Chlöe loves to travel and spent the last year travelling through India and Southeast Asia learning about different cultures, meeting lots of amazing people and sampling some great food. Away from the office she enjoys hiking and doing a spot of yoga.
With extensive and varied experience in Marketing and Communications, Stuart joined the Cornwall Air Ambulance team in July 2018 as our Senior Marketing Officer. Originally from Bournemouth, Stuart studied at university in Bristol before working as a Senior Marketing Executive in Bath. Nearly six years on and following the birth of his first child, Stuart re-located to Cornwall with his family in the Summer of 2017.
After working as the Marketing Manager for a successful Cornish Resort, he decided that he’d like to work towards a cause that he was truly passionate about, Cornwall Air Ambulance. In his spare time Stuart rarely sits still and can be found running, playing football, enjoying days at the beach and spending quality time with his family and friends.
Chris joined the team in May 2018 as the newly appointed Premises and Risk Officer for the charity, predominantly in charge of Health and Safety, Fire compliance across the HQ and charity shops.
Originally from St Dennis in Cornwall, Chris left the county in 2000 to enlist into the Army, where he served in various conflicts, mostly within the Middle East where he was deployed to Iraq twice and Afghanistan three times. He also travelled to Europe and Canada on training exercises and as part of military training teams, most notable of these was when he spent a number of months working with the Special Forces Aviation team in Norway working within the arctic circle where temperatures would often be as low as -30°C. Chris left the Army in May 2018 after completing 18 years’ service finishing his military career working with a Military Intelligence unit.
When he's not in work, Chris is a DIY enthusiast and has always got multiple home projects on the go at the same time. Having a little boy keeps him very active and when he's not running around after him and the dog, you'll find him at the gym.
Timon moved to Cornwall 7 years ago after graduating from Brunel University with a Degree in Business and Management. He soon got a Job with Tesco in Launceston and worked on various departments from checkouts to warehouse and everything in between. After two years he transferred to the large Tesco in St Austell, where he worked on wines and spirits (so he can always recommend a good wine). This experience led him to his current role with Cornwall Air Ambulance at the St Austell superstore, where he enjoys meeting new people and raising funds, particularly for the New Heli Appeal.
In his spare time, Timon likes to go running and cycling around his small village in Bodmin Moor and exploring the various beaches and coastal paths around Cornwall. Timon is also enthusiastic about photography and enjoys taking pictures of the rugged Cornish landscape and the beautiful coastline, particularly the sunsets.
Sophie joined the fundraising team in July 2018. With a background in the charity sector, predominantly with the National Trust. Originally from Cornwall, she moved away to develop her career in operations, fundraising and event management with various charities across Devon, returning to Cornwall in 2016.
It has been a long held ambition of hers to work for the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust and she is looking forward to supporting the charity in it’s life saving work, especially aiding the new Heli Appeal 2018.
Sophie enjoys horse riding, spending time with family and friends and has recently had her very first flying lesson!