Barbara is an ex Managing Director of The Body Shop International and of Dorling Kindersley Publishing. A former trustee of The Body Shop Foundation and International charity Children on the Edge. More recently Barbara ran her own very successful consultancy business. She is a passionate supporter of women in business and mentored the founder of The Aspire Foundation helping women and girls globally to achieve more business, social and economic freedom. Barbara has also held non executive advisory roles. She is now delighted to be a trustee of C.A.A.T. “The appeal we have launched is the next chapter in the charity’s history. A next generation helicopter which will save more time and save more lives. It will reach more people and improve the quality of care that patients receive. I feel incredibly proud to be a trustee of this charity and to now Chair the appeal board as we deliver the next chapters legacy to the people of Cornwall now and for future generations to come. The people, businesses & organisations of Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly have always generously supported this charity and I know will join us on our mission to raise £2.5m."
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.
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.
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.
Robert joined the charity in 2015. He is a Chartered Accountant who worked for Francis Clark in Truro for more than thirty years and continues to consult for the firm. Robert is a Governor and Chair of the Finance Committee of Truro School among other charitable commitments.
Sarah leads the Board of Trustees. Her career has taken her across a broad range of sectors including retail, technology and third sector, in organisations of all sizes from small start-ups to multi nationals. Much of her recent working life has been spent with the RNLI. After ‘earning her stripes’ as a fundraiser, she moved into HR in 2001, ultimately heading up the HR and Organisational Development function for the RNLI. Unsurprisingly, she is a passionate advocate of volunteering and she wears a number of volunteer hats including a governor at Roselyon School and she has been a Trustee at Cornwall Air Ambulance since June 2014.
In her working life, Sarah runs a consultancy service, The Critical Friend, acting as a sounding board, coach and catalyst for senior leaders across the South West. Her work focuses on resilience, leadership development, strategic planning, high performance and managing sustainable change. Additionally, Sarah is an associate Non Executive Director at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust.
She is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD, with an MSc in Strategic Personnel and Development.
Married to Simon, they are both keen foodies and when not cooking or eating, they are found walking their dog around some of Cornwall’s beautiful coastline.