Daisy has worked across radio, TV and digital media for 20 years. Her first job was as a news reporter at Pirate FM, going on to lead various regional, national and international news teams at ITN, ITV, Al Jazeera and the BBC. Since 2010 she has specialised in digital and social media, helping organisations get to grips with new technologies and ways of messaging and figure out how best to make these new platforms work for them. She's worked with international brands and global ad agencies as well as a large number of small business and public sector clients. She is currently Commissioning Editor in Factual Commissioning at the BBC. Daisy lives between Falmouth and the Helford with her husband and two young sons.
Ben moved to Cornwall in 2015 after a 16 year career as an officer, fast jet pilot and flying instructor in the RAF. He now runs his own consultancy business, specialising in risk management, training and technical innovation, primarily in the aviation sector.
He joined CAAT as a Trustee in 2018, and is enjoying applying his aviation, risk management and analytical skills to the running of the charity.
Dougal joined the charity in 2019. He lives in Devon and works as a business advisor. His career has been in the telecoms and media sectors, spanning a broad range of roles. He most recently worked for Sky TV where he led the analytics, data operations and data technology divisions, and led a large post-merger integration between pay TV operations in UK, Germany and Italy. His early career was in corporate strategy, including 10 years in management consulting.
Married to Helen with two girls at school, Dougal is passionate about the outdoors and loves sailing and walking around the coastline of Devon and Cornwall.
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."
His Honour Judge Simon Carr, Recorder of Truro. Called to the Bar 1984. Appointed a Circuit Court Judge 2009. Appointed Resident Judge at Truro 2016. Was a trustee of the Jane Goodall Institute UK (JGI) 1997 to 2017 and for the last seven years at a Chair of Trustees. Also sat on the Global Board of JGI as Chair of the Ethics Committee from 2012 to 2017. ECB accredited club umpire and amateur beekeeper.
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.
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.