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.
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.
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.
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.