Our Patron and Trustees

Our Patron and 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.

Lady Montagu is Patron for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and Sir John Day is the Chairman of Trustees. You can meet them and find out more about all of our trustees, below.

Lady Montagu - Our Patron

Lady Montagu

Our Patron

Lady Montagu settled in Hampshire in 2005 when she married Hon Ralph Montagu, heir to the Beaulieu Estate.

Born and raised in The Netherlands, she read languages at Oxford University and has worked in Belgium, the Netherlands and London as an editor, journalist and translator.

She is also Archives Officer to the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY), the UK’s only all-woman military unit and part of the city of London’s emergency response team.

‘Being a member of the FANY has in some ways prepared me for involvement with the Association of Air Ambulances. Both are voluntary organisations, both are permanently on call and both bring together people from all walks of life who are resourceful and ready to be of service.’

Ailsa has been Patron of HIOWAA since the service first began operating on 1 July 2007. Both the Charity and the first flight were launched from Beaulieu with her involvement. ‘Like most people, I assumed that the Air Ambulances were state-funded, and was amazed to learn that they get no government or even lottery support. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance relies entirely on public donations. Yet the service it provides is something we absolutely can not do without if we want to save lives.’

‘When I was part of a group being taught First Aid, we were taken through various life-saving treatments. But the most important thing we were told was that speed was of the essence. Speed is what the Air Ambulance is about. Whether it’s a congested town centre or a remote rural area – and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have both – there are some incidents that only a helicopter can get to quickly enough. Not only this, but with our team of paramedics and doctors, we are literally able to bring the hospital to the patient.’

‘The fact that Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has been steadily expanding its service to the community since the start of flying operations just eleven years ago is a tribute to the commitment of our volunteers and to the generosity of the public. With your support we will continue to save lives and provide emergency medical support where and when it is needed most.’

Lady Montagu settled in Hampshire in 2005 when she married Hon Ralph Montagu, heir to the Beaulieu Estate.

Born and raised in The Netherlands, she read languages at Oxford University and has worked in Belgium, the Netherlands and London as an editor, journalist and translator.

She is also Archives Officer to the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY), the UK’s only all-woman military unit and part of the city of London’s emergency response team.

‘Being a member of the FANY has in some ways prepared me for involvement with the Association of Air Ambulances. Both are voluntary organisations, both are permanently on call and both bring together people from all walks of life who are resourceful and ready to be of service.’

Ailsa has been Patron of HIOWAA since the service first began operating on 1 July 2007. Both the Charity and the first flight were launched from Beaulieu with her involvement. ‘Like most people, I assumed that the Air Ambulances were state-funded, and was amazed to learn that they get no government or even lottery support. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance relies entirely on public donations. Yet the service it provides is something we absolutely can not do without if we want to save lives.’

‘When I was part of a group being taught First Aid, we were taken through various life-saving treatments. But the most important thing we were told was that speed was of the essence. Speed is what the Air Ambulance is about. Whether it’s a congested town centre or a remote rural area – and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have both – there are some incidents that only a helicopter can get to quickly enough. Not only this, but with our team of paramedics and doctors, we are literally able to bring the hospital to the patient.’

‘The fact that Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has been steadily expanding its service to the community since the start of flying operations just eleven years ago is a tribute to the commitment of our volunteers and to the generosity of the public. With your support we will continue to save lives and provide emergency medical support where and when it is needed most.’

Sir John Day - Chairman 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.

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.

Andy Cheesewright

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.

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.

David Drew

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.

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

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.

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.

Graham Hill

Graham Hill

Graham is a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon in the Royal Navy. He has had extensive experience in managing trauma in conflict zones and has spent six months in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis. He is presently engaged in managing Medical Operational Capability for the Royal Navy and has been involved with the UK response to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean and more recently the hurricane relief effort in the Caribbean.

Married with four grown up children, he is a keen cyclist and often takes part in charity cycling events around the country.

Graham is a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon in the Royal Navy. He has had extensive experience in managing trauma in conflict zones and has spent six months in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis. He is presently engaged in managing Medical Operational Capability for the Royal Navy and has been involved with the UK response to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean and more recently the hurricane relief effort in the Caribbean.

Married with four grown up children, he is a keen cyclist and often takes part in charity cycling events around the country.

Gwen Moulster

Gwen Moulster

Gwen has extensive experience of working with people who have learning disabilities, families, advocates, health professionals and others to improve the quality of health experiences and outcomes. She retired from her NHS role as Clinical Director and Consultant Nurse in 2016 and is now an independent consultant nurse, a visiting lecturer teaching on the MSc nursing course in Southampton, and Honorary Senior Fellow with Kingston University & St George’s University of London.

Gwen lives in the New Forest with her husband and their exuberant whippet puppy.

Gwen has extensive experience of working with people who have learning disabilities, families, advocates, health professionals and others to improve the quality of health experiences and outcomes. She retired from her NHS role as Clinical Director and Consultant Nurse in 2016 and is now an independent consultant nurse, a visiting lecturer teaching on the MSc nursing course in Southampton, and Honorary Senior Fellow with Kingston University & St George’s University of London.

Gwen lives in the New Forest with her husband and their exuberant whippet puppy.

Jonathan Moseley

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.

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.

Lisa Gagliani

Lisa Gagliani

Lisa runs her own consultancy as an advisor for social good, helping youth charities to improve their fundraising, impact and story-telling.  She was honoured with an MBE for services to young people and small businesses in 2015.

She has lived on the Isle of Wight since 2017 with her husband, a professional artist, and their two small dogs.

Lisa runs her own consultancy as an advisor for social good, helping youth charities to improve their fundraising, impact and story-telling.  She was honoured with an MBE for services to young people and small businesses in 2015.

She has lived on the Isle of Wight since 2017 with her husband, a professional artist, and their two small dogs.

Liz Brown

Liz Brown

Liz Brown has held senior leadership roles in charities, spanning health and social care and criminal rehabilitation, as well as supporting the armed forces community. Liz has experience of transformation, governance and fundraising and wants to use her experience to benefit HIOWAA. She lives on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border with her husband and two dachshunds, and is a keen amateur singer.

Liz Brown has held senior leadership roles in charities, spanning health and social care and criminal rehabilitation, as well as supporting the armed forces community. Liz has experience of transformation, governance and fundraising and wants to use her experience to benefit HIOWAA. She lives on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border with her husband and two dachshunds, and is a keen amateur singer.

Peter Taylor

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.

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.