Cath joined the team in January 2019 to raise vital income from Charitable Trusts, Foundations and grant giving bodies. Since moving to Cornwall in 2006 to raise her children, Cath has worked for both local, regional and national charities including Children’s Hospice South West and more recently has sat on the other side of the fence distributing European funding at Cornwall Development Company. When not at her desk, Cath enjoys the great outdoors, whether running, cycling, walking, kayaking or surfing.
Steve joined the Cornwall Air Ambulance team in October 2018, although he has worked with the charity as a consultant since 2010 helping to deliver several major projects from the construction of the Operating Base and Charity HQ in Newquay to the selection of our current helicopter operator and procurement of new aircraft.
Having originally trained as an engineer and worked in the aviation sector since 1990, Steve has worked on the design, development and support of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft as an engineer, project manager, in business development and as a business director for two large multinational aerospace companies.
In 2005, Steve and partner Avril setup their own consultancy business to deliver project and business management services. This has allowed Steve to work across a range of diverse projects, including Air Traffic Control Systems, the construction of Newquay Airport, train planning for Network Rail, new technologies for offshore wind turbines, innovative research projects in digital & data systems and building a Cornish pasty factory. Steve has also worked with a number of other air ambulance charities to deliver strategically important projects ranging from the selection of new aircraft, mobilising new areas of service delivery such as night flying, supporting the management of day to day operations, analysing operational data and establishing new models for delivery of clinical service. Steve hopes to bring this wealth of experience to support the ongoing development of Cornwall Air Ambulance.
Outside of work Steve enjoys spending time with family (Avril, Emily and Alasdair), walking their dogs, beard growing, cooking, gardening, classic car restoration and retro Volkswagen Campervans. Steve does not enjoy golf and as a result a hardly used set of clubs will soon be available to purchase at one of our charity shops.
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.
With extensive and varied experience in Marketing and Communications, Stuart joined the Cornwall Air Ambulance team in July 2018 as our Communications & Marketing Manager. Originally from the New Forest, 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.
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!