Schooled right here in Cornwall it was inevitable that Ryan would return to work here. His majority role is primary care, although ever since starting in medicine he has had an interest in pre-hospital emergency care. He's experienced this all over the world from MedicOne in Seattle, Johannesburg Emergency Dept, and eagerly following London HEMS as a medical student. He also still responds as a voluntary emergency doctor, always on call for Cornwall BASICS. Cornwall Air Ambulance is a great team, a great challenge, and Ryan likes giving the kind donors of Cornwall a service to be proud of.
Simon is a GP with a specialist interest in Emergency and Urgent Care. He works with the Acute GP Service at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and as Medical Director Primary Care for South Western Ambulance Service. He has had a long standing interest in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine. He chaired the 2016 BASICS and Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care Conference Committee. He co-founded BASICS Cornwall and is now Chairman of BASICS Devon, responding on a regular basis. He also works with the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust supporting Paramedic Development. Simon holds the Diploma of Immediate Care and regularly teaches on BASICS education courses.
Will joined the Cornwall Air Ambulance team in 2016. He was appointed as a consultant in critical care medicine and anaesthesia at Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust in 2009. Prior to this he completed the majority of his training in the South West in addition to spending time working abroad in both South Africa and Australia. Aside from pre-hospital care Will has professional interests in echocardiography and medical publishing.
Gemma started working for the charity in August 2015 having previously administered the accounts of an ice cream company and a local fruit and vegetable company. She has raised funds for the charity for the last three years by completing challenges such as the Macchu Picchu trek and has a very special reason for supporting the air ambulance, since the crew came to the aid of her young cousin in 2012.
Gemma enjoys being part of a bubbly and enthusiastic team. She especially likes the variety that her role brings and enjoys meeting the many different volunteers and donors that support the charity.
Having lived in Cornwall since 2002, Gemma was long aware of Cornwall Air Ambulance and its valuable work and after completing the 10k Runway Runaround in March 2012 she was keen to do more to help.
Gemma likes nothing more than keeping the rest of the team in check and trying to help organise their hectic fundraising schedules. In her spare time she enjoys taking part in as many activities as possible, from surfing to zumba and everything inbetween - she's always up for a challenge!
Heather has worked for over twenty five years in strategic planning, Corporate Social Responsibility, retail, business coaching, training and development. Qualifying with a degree in Environmental Science, I met Anita and Gordon Roddick whilst travelling in India and created The Body Shop International’s Environmental and Community Projects Department. This ground-breaking and inspiring work led the way for environmental auditing, workplace campaigning and voluntary work as well as innovative ethical and environmental policies for the global company. She subsequently became a franchisee of the retail operation, owning two Body Shop franchises in Cornwall. These stores became flagship stores for the company and she represented the UK on the Global Franchisee Advisory Board. She joined Crowdfunder.co.uk in September 2013 and helped raise the profile of the organisation through providing talks and workshops nationally.
“I have personal experience of how vital the air ambulance is and have many friends who may not lead the lives they do if the Air Ambulance hadn’t been there to get them quickly to hospital. It’s a privilege to be on the Appeals Board and I hope we can engage everyone in the county to get involved in whatever way they can."
Henry has lived and worked in Cornwall his entire life. Managing Director of the third-generation family business, Henry Orchard & Sons Ltd, he was proud to join the board of trustees of Cornwall Air Ambulance.
Former Business Leader of the Year, Henry has always supported Cornish charities both big and small, giving back to the community whenever he can. Henry has also won numerous other awards in business, crime prevention and environmental sustainability.