Barbara is an ex Managing Director of The Body Shop International and of Dorling Kindersley publishing as well as a former trustee of The Body Shop Foundation and International charity Children on the Edge. More recently Barbara has advised new company start-ups, mentored the founder of The Aspire Foundation and become a trustee of Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust. She also runs her own consultancy business and held NED roles.
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.
Ellen Winser joined Cornwall Air Ambulance as a Trustee in 2015. She is involved with a large number of organisations including the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Truro and Penwith College, Plymouth University, Pendennis Shipyard Holdings and Lord-Lieutenant's Fund for Youth. Ellen was awarded an MBE in 2012 for her services to higher and further education and is the Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Cornwall.
Ellen and her husband moved to Cornwall in 1995 after having spent five years sailing around the world.
Ian grew up and was educated in East Cornwall, then taking a degree in law before training as a solicitor in Cornwall. He is now a non-practising solicitor, having worked in Cornwall all of his professional life.
Ian is presently Chair of Cornish Mutual Assurance Company Limited and is a former Trustee of Duchy Health Charity. He is also involved in two local organisations and has served on numerous boards and bodies in the past.
Ian is married with two adult children, one of whom is a solicitor in Exeter, the other an oncology nurse at Treliske. He is also a proud grandfather!
Chris has over 30 years of experience in the food industry having worked for Unilever, primarily in frozen foods and ice cream, since 1971 in the UK, Trinidad, Brazil, France and the Netherlands. Over this period, Chris held a number of positions largely in marketing and general management with global, regional and national responsibilities. He left Unilever in 2004 in order to focus on a number of other interests and runs his own Marketing and Sustainability consultancy firm.
Chris was Chairman of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, appointed in early 2011, and an Advisory Board member of the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (part of the University of Exeter Medical School).
He was appointed a Trustee of CAAT in late 2012.
Nick joined the board of trustees in February 2012.
He has worked at the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske since 2009, predominantly in Anaesthesia & Emergency Medicine.
He responds as a pre-hospital care doctor for BASICS Cornwall, on behalf of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, and is a member of his local RNLI Lifeboat crew.
Ian graduated from Royal Airforce College Cranwell with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. After early tours of duty with the Royal Airforce Engineer branch he was appointed to be the Engineering Officer to the Royal Airforce Aerobatic team otherwise known as the Red Arrows. In 1976 he was promoted to Squadron Leader and after a period in the Ministry of Defense planning the introduction to service of the Hawk trainer aircraft he was appointed Senior Engineering Officer 41 Sqn responsible for the maintenance of its Jaguar Aircraft.
Later promoted to Wing Commander, Ian was posted to RAF Germany to introduce the Tornado to RAF Bruggen. On return to the UK he was posted to the MOD to plan the support for the Eurofighter Aircraft. In 1992 he attended the Royal College of Defense studies and on promotion to Air Commodore he was appointed Director Support Management responsible for the logistic support for Harrier, Jaguar, Canberra, AWACS , Hercules Aircraft and all RAF aero engines. On promotion to Air Vice Marshal he was appointed Air Office Logistics and communication and information systems at head quarters strike command, responsible for the day to day sustainment of the Royal Airforces frontline capability.
On retirement from the RAF in 2000 he joined Rolls Royce as director of e-Business Defense he helped the company introduce the concept of Support Partnership between the industry and the MOD. Ian is a fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and is a past chairman of the Institutes Aerospace Board and a member of council. Ian lives in Cornwall, is married to Sue, plays golf and enjoys gardening.