Jill Williams, Chair of Trustees

Jill has years of experience in the NHS in clinical, operational and managerial roles. Her background is Accident and Emergency and was the operational manager and Trustee at London's Air Ambulance and Accountable Manager for their Air Operating Certificate prior to her retirement.

I am proud to be associated with Lucy and encouraged by the progress made over the last couple of years. It is heart warming to see the benefits this service is bringing to children and parents.

 

Tim Younger, Treasurer

Tim has over 28 years experience working in the Financial Services sector. Having worked in the City for nine years he became a regulator and working within Supervision has covered various financial sectors and is currently managing the Retail Banking Thematic Team.

Since becoming a Trustee of Lucy in 2013  I have been keen to ensure the long-term viability of the Charity. We have come a very long way during this time and it is both satisfying and inspiring to see the valuable support we are now able to provide  to babies, children and their families.

Claire Glazebrook, Secretary

Claire became a Trustee for Lucy Air Ambulance in 2014 with a vision to make a real difference to the Charity and ensure its financial sustainability and long term plans.

With over 20 years’ experience in fundraising, Claire began her career in overseas aid work in Africa but has spent much of her professional life in the heritage sector leading campaigns for The International Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Georgian Theatre Royal in Suffolk, University of Cambridge (Christ’s College) and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Administration as well as holding associate membership of the Institute of Fundraising for over 18 years.

 

Alison Clarke

Alison is a highly experienced and successful business leader having spent over 25 years in communications consultancy running networks in the UK and Asia Pacific. She has advised some of the world’s leading international organisations on reputation, CEO Counsel and issues management and now runs her own consulting business "Alison Clarke Communications"

I’m delighted to be involved as a Trustee. Lucy has reached an exciting stage in its development with missions increasing , profile and fundraising unweighted and a fine team at HQ to drive future growth and success.

 

         

Sanjeev Gupta

Sanjeev Gupta has held senior fundraising management positions with various INGOs, including SOS Children’s Villages International, Médecins Sans Frontières, Amnesty International and Concern Worldwide. In the UK, his experience includes managing large-scale fundraising programmes for Cancer Research Campaign, British Heart Foundation and Mencap.  He has raised over £750m in the non-profit sector since 1997 and over £60,000 for various causes via running several marathons, as well as other sporting activities.  He has previously been a Trustee of MedicAlert Foundation. 

When I came across Lucy and the incredible work they do with massive amount of passion, I knew I had to be part of the team and help in anyway, whether this be as a donor, volunteer, Trustee or more.  I hope I can support Lucy in more ways and look forward to the exciting future with the team and ensuring that we make more transfers and enable the best care for young children and support for families.

 

Emma Gurney

Emma became a Trustee in 2016 having recently completed the University of Reading's Flying Start Degree Programme, graduating with a first in BA Accounting and Business and is an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

I am delighted to be working with such a dynamic team of staff and trustees to help address one of the problems facing paediatric care teams in getting young patients safely and quickly to locations where they can receive the best possible care and treatment.  The support that Lucy can provide to the families of these young people at such a distressing time is invaluable and I am very proud to be playing a part in ensuring the ongoing success of this charity.

David Marshall

David has a 25-year track record in banking, asset management and financial regulation, including Partner and Director-level consultancy postions. He has worked with INVESCO, KPMG, Kinetic Partners and Scottish Widows, and is currently Compliance Vice President with NIBC Bank NV, London.

As a Trustee of Lucy Air Ambulance for Children, I am privileged to see the unique role played by our dedicated staff and volunteers. They make every effort to provide specialist care for seriously-ill children in need of transport to and from different hospital locations, often hundreds of miles apart. As our service and coverage expand across the UK, we find increasing demand for the emergency care and support we look to provide at short notice. We never want to have to turn down a call for help where we can make a difference.

     

 Paul McCartney

Paul is a business coach who provides traditional coaching combined with his experience of dealing with thousands of small businesses during his 25 years in commercial radio and knowledge gained from completing a Masters in Business Administration.

Paul lives in Kent with his wife Josephine and was motivated to join the Lucy board as he knows the importance of family support during times of need. He was a premature baby himself, weighing a little over 2lbs when he was born two months early in 1963.

 

  

Anne Thomas

Anne has extensive experience working in working in cross-functional, multi-stakeholder environments in the Financial and Information Services Sector. She worked in IT Risk and Corporate Services as Vice President at Credit Suisse before joining IHS Markit working in Sales Operations, Legal and Contract Compliance.

It is inspiring and heartening to hear about Lucy Air Ambulance for Children’s work – that the transfer flights for poorly children makes such a huge difference to the wellbeing of whole families.  The team are clearly dedicated, very caring and professional.  I am delighted to be invited to be a Trustee of the Charity during this exciting and ambitious period of transformation and accelerated growth.

 

Will Tyler

Will has spent the last 21 years in London working with some of the largest and well known household names helping them deliver exceptional customer service, cost effective property strategies and effective facilities management solutions. He has been involved with Lucy AAC for over 6 years having previously been part of the team during the charity's inception.

Will lives in Surrey with his wife Louise and 2 daughters (Jemima and Tiggy), he loves nothing better than long muddy walks with the family and the dog Archie.

I am exceptionally proud to be on the board of trustees for such an amazing charity. Its work with seriously ill babies, infants and children is incredibly heart warming and worthy of recognition. My goal is to help make Lucy AAC the charity of choice for donors across the country