Independent Chair, AAAC
As well as being the AAAC’s inaugural Chairman, Liz is also a Trustee and Director of Justice, the law reform and human rights charity. She is also an Advisory Board Member for Addenbrookes Abroad. From 2006 to 2015, Liz was Chief Executive of national charity Wellbeing of Women, and was previously Vice Chairman and Chairman of Surrey Police Authority and a non Executive Director in two NHS Trusts. She has also chaired and been a Trustee of a number of local charities.
Adam started his career as an IT engineer before moving into IT management with Jardine Lloyd Thompson Insurance and then into Outsourcing sales for CapGemini PLC. In 2006 Adam started his own technology business, which he sold to a pension fund in 2010. Since then he has successfully founded, grown and exited three further businesses. He worked as a government advisor on outsource and data centre strategy and authored a White Paper on data centre strategy. Adam’s affinity with the AAAC is enhanced by being a qualified helicopter pilot himself and his wife being a doctor.
CEO, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance & Director, Association of Air Ambulances
With a background of PR, marketing and media Jane joined what was then just Essex Air Ambulance as a Business Development Manager. She is now CEO, a role that covers everything including clinical strategy, financial governance and risk, and helping to find new ways to promote the charity. She has overseen developments including launching Herts Air Ambulance in 2008, creating and developing the charity’s Visitor Centre, introducing Doctor/Paramedic and double Pilot models, purchasing their own aircraft, developing their highly successful lottery and much more. Jane is a Board member of the Association of Air Ambulances (AAA).
Martin joined the AAAC as trustee having led the finance function in medical research charities for the previous 13 years. He brings a wealth of experience from the commercial sector, which was gained in the UK and abroad. A qualified accountant, he has an MBA from the London Business School.
Chief Executive, Cornwall Air Ambulance & Director, Association of Air Ambulances
Paula joined Cornwall Air Ambulance in 2008, the charity celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017 . She works closely with the Board of Trustees on strategic planning and development, developing new revenue streams and charity governance. Her involvement with the charity covers the management of all aspects of the charity’s work, including stakeholder contracts and responsibility for operations, budgets and performance. Paula is also a Board member of the Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) and chairs the Association’s Charity Subcommittee. She is a member of the Institute of Fundraising, The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Institute of Directors (IOD).
CEO, Midlands Air Ambulance & Chair, Association of Air Ambulances
After a senior management role at Berkshire Independent Hospital, Hanna joined the AEA (Atomic Energy Authority) as senior health consultant, and then Real Creative Group (RCG), where she was business development director. RCG was subsequently taken over by ScreenFX and Hanna was appointed MD of a new operating division of ScreenFX called HealthFX. In 2006, she led a management buy-out and set up her own company to develop Electronic Health Media (EHM) screens for hospitals and GP surgeries. Two years later, she sold to Lord Sugar and became MD of Amscreen Healthcare, before becoming charity director of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity in 2009. She was appointed CEO in 2011. Hanna is Chair of the Association of Air Ambulances.