News and Media News Amanda McLean joins as CEO We are delighted to announce that Amanda McLean has been appointed as our new Chief Executive Officer. Amanda joins at an exciting time for us with the service evolving to attend to more patients than ever before. We have recently introduced new capabilities to respond to incidents in darkness as well as by day. In addition, a new land response vehicle with enhanced level medical equipment has also been introduced, along with specialised advanced training facilities for the air ambulance medics. An experienced charity leader, Amanda was most recently UK Director at WCRF UK (the cancer prevention charity) and prior to that has been Chief Executive at both Prostate UK and the Institute of Fundraising. Chairman of Trustees, Sir Tim Jenner comments; “These are exciting and progressive times for us as we continue to expand and improve our service across the Thames Valley community. Amanda has the strategic vision and strength of leadership that we need to take the Charity to the next phase. I am confident her significant experience will benefit Thames Valley Air Ambulance”. Amanda read law at Oxford University. After graduation, she began her career in the third sector with Action for Children before helping to start a leadership development charity, the Windsor Leadership Trust. During her time working with charities, Amanda has gained substantial experience and achieved success in fundraising, business management, communication and developing relationships. Living in the heart of Berkshire with her husband and two teenage children, Amanda speaks about her new role; “As a resident of the TVAA area, I have admired what is my local air ambulance for a long time. I am thrilled to be joining this fantastic organisation and hope to build on its success and development of Prehospital Emergency Medicine. We all have a collective ambition for our service to reach, treat, and save more patients. By working with our communities and our partners; I intend to strive onwards with this aspiration”.