Board of trustees
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Charity is regulated by a Memorandum and Articles of Association, and is governed by a Board of Trustees.
- Sir John Day - Chairman of Trustees
John served in the Royal Air Force as both an operational Support Helicopter pilot and as a fixed-wing flying instructor. After 38 years service and a wide range of appointments, he retired as the Commander-in-Chief Strike Command. He then worked for BAE Systems as their Senior Military Adviser before retiring in 2010. He has been a trustee of the Royal Air Force Museum, the Burma Star Association and the Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation. He became a trustee of HIOWAA in June 2016.
- Nick Howes
After a career as a Royal Navy specialist Accident and Emergency nurse, Nick retired in 2009 and lives with his wife Sue in Gosport. Their two grown up daughters both now live away from home. A keen motorcyclist, sailor and golf hacker, he became a trustee in October 2008.
- Jonathan Moseley
Jonathan joined HIOWAA as a trustee in 2012, and has recently chaired our “Minutes Matter” Campaign to raise £1.5m. A soldier for 10 years followed by 20 years in the City with Merrill Lynch, he now lives in the Candover Valley with his grown up family. Jonathan is also a trustee of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation.
- Rachel Peppiatt
Rachel worked for 13 years as an equity fund manager. During her City career, she managed private and charity investment portfolios and she wanted to put this experience to good use on behalf of the HIOWAA. She became a trustee in December 2013.
- Keith Mans
Keith is a former RAF pilot who spent 10 years working for the John Lewis Partnership after leaving the RAF and before he entered parliament as the MP for Wyre in Lancashire in 1987. Whilst in Parliament Keith was PPS to the Secretary of State for Health as well as being a member of both the Defence and the Environment Select Committees. After leaving Parliament in 1997 Keith was CEO of the Royal Aeronautical Society until his retirement in 2009. Keith was elected to Hampshire County Council in 2009. In addition to his Lead role in Children’s Services he is also responsible for the Troubled Families Programme and liaison with the Armed Forces in the County. He became a trustee in February 2009.
- Bob Prescott
Bob is a retired solicitor with 40 years of experience in general practice including dispute resolution, private clients, trusts and charities. He has 10 years of experience as an assistant Deputy Coroner. He lives in the Isle of Wight and in London. He became a trustee in October 2013.
- Andy Cheesewright
Andy is a chartered accountant, having worked in practice for PWC and in the financial services sector for Barclays and HSBC. Since retiring in 2013 Andy and family split their time between homes in the New Forest and on the Isle of Wight.
He is a keen yachtsman and golfer, having been a member at Stoneham Golf Club in Southampton for over 20 years. He became a Trustee in February 2016.
- Peter Taylor
Peter Taylor is a Chartered Accountant, trained in London, who ran his own practice on the Isle of Wight, which he sold 15 years ago. He was the last chairman of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Magistrates Courts Committee until its demise and was a magistrate for 25 years. Peter was also a Non-Executive Director and Audit Chair of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust for 7½ years until 2014.
He has been the Clerk to the Governors of Ryde School for the last 20 years and lives on the Isle of Wight.
- David Drew
David is a local councillor and has previously worked for both the BBC and British Aerospace in an engineering capacity.
At the BBC he worked as both a TV studio engineer and latterly in sales, travelling to the Americas as well as the Far and Middle East. He worked as part of a small team at British Aerospace refurbishing Egyptian Air Force MiG21s. David is a governor at a County special school as well as a trustee for an Independent school in Andover.
He served with the Royal Auxiliary Air Force during the 1980’s which is where he met his wife. They have two children and live just outside Andover. He became a trustee in February 2016.
- Dr Andy Eynon
Andy was the first director of the neurosciences intensive care unit at University Hospital Southampton, one of the country’s leading units for the care of patients with severe brain and spinal injuries. He subsequently led the development of the Wessex Trauma Network and was the director of the major trauma centre at Southampton. With Prof. Charles Deakin and Dr. David Sutton he led the successful development of the helipad at UHS. He was a founder member of the Department of Health Clinical Advisory group for the development of trauma networks and has recently been part of a national review into the provision of care for patients with spinal cord injury.
He lives with his wife, two children and a cocker spaniel on the border of Wiltshire and Hampshire.