7-Jun-2011 Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance
A new Chief Executive has been appointed to lead one of the regionâ€™s largest and most vital charities.
Tim Page joins the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) having most recently worked for charities in London and Birmingham. He arrives with a wealth of knowledge and experience of leading successful teams and has ambitions to make the charity a beacon for others to emulate.
On joining the charity, Tim Page said: â€œOne of my aims is to develop close relationships with those organisations with whom we work in partnership: the hospitals, training providers and other emergency services.
â€œI also want to ensure that the air ambulance helicopters can provide highly skilled and capable medical teams to any location in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, in sufficient time, to save lives.
â€œAbove all, I want to establish the East Anglian Air Ambulance as the most professional, competent, effective and valued helicopter-borne emergency medical service in the country, providing the best possible value for money service to those who support us and who, one day, may need our help.â€
Tim was previously the Director of Emmaus UK, a national charity based in Cambridge, supporting the development and operation of projects across England, Scotland and Wales. In a position he held for eight years he guided the development of a number of Emmaus Communities across the country which offer homeless people a home, work and the opportunity to rebuild their lives in a supportive environment.
Before working with charities, Tim had a long and successful military career. He was commissioned into the Royal Anglian Regiment in 1974 and commanded both the 1st Battalion The 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment and Old College at The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He also held a variety of staff appointments including Chief of Land/ Air Operations in Bosnia Herzegovina and Director of Army Marketing at the MOD. He left the Army in 2002.
Tim will be based at Cambridge Airport alongside the crew of the EAAAâ€™s Anglia Two aircraft.