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Our Leadership Team

our leadership team

Our leadership team work together to ensure that the charity continues to deliver its vital service every day. They oversee all aspects of our work from our frontline care, research and innovation to fundraising, awareness, finance and infrastructure.

Amanda McLean
Chief Executive Officer

Amanda has been CEO since October 2016, leading the charity through the transition to a becoming an independent health care provider.

After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in law, she began her career in the third-sector working for Action for Children before helping to start a leadership development charity, Windsor Leadership.

An experienced charity leader, she has since led World Cancer Research Fund UK, the Institute of Fundraising and Prostate UK.

Amanda lives in Berkshire with her husband and two teenage children.

Adam Panter, Director of Operations

Adam Panter
Director of Operations

Since 2017, Adam has been responsible for the operational delivery of the organisation’s services. These include, liaising with aviation providers, ensuring patient safety and clinical excellence.

In addition to this role, Adam is qualified as a Critical Care Paramedic, allowing him to support our crews on the frontline.

He first registered as a paramedic in 2005 and spent more than eight years with the London Ambulance Service, progressing from a Technician to Duty Station Officer.

Neil Harman, Director of Fundraising

Neil Harman
Director of Fundraising

Neil is responsible for leading our fundraising, which secures 100% of the funding needed to run our charity.

He has a breadth of national and regional fundraising experience, having held senior positions within the hospice sector and at The National Trust.

Neil is passionate about understanding the preferences of our supporters to ensure they can enjoy fundraising while supporting the charity.

Jon De Keyser
Director of Finance

Jon joined as Director of Finance in October 2019 and is responsible for the Finance, IT and Facilities functions.

He was previously Head of Financial Planning & Analysis at the Royal British Legion, building and leading a team of business partners to support the charity with strategic financial advice and support.

Jon is passionate about the charity sector and brings broad finance experience to the organisation, having also worked in a variety of roles at the British Council and Unicef UK. He qualified as an ACA chartered accountant while at the National Audit Office.

Jon lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife and two young children.

Dr. Syed Masud
Medical director

Syed manages the team of clinicians who are responsible for clinical governance, clinical practice guidelines, research and innovation.

Syed is also a Consultant in Emergency Medicine (EM), Paediatric Emergency Medicine and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM), based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

He has 12 years’ experience as an officer with the British Army and was deployed to several war zones. Uniquely, Syed is the only EM and PHEM Consultant who is also a fully qualified police officer in the UK.