Patrick Peal, Chief Executive

Patrick was employed as a development engineer with Group Lotus following his graduation from Salford University. After 20 years he moved into engineering sales and became Head of Communications. In 1997 Patrick left and set up his own PR consultancy business, winning several awards. Patrick is now Chief Executive of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, an organisation close to his heart and one that he had a hand in founding.

Marie Davies, Interim Director of Fundraising

Marie has over 20 years’ experience in the third sector working as a director of fundraising, although started her career in accountancy. Over the years Marie has established and developed successful fundraising teams for national, regional, and local organisations including Gingerbread; East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, and Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.  Her most recent post was based in Beirut supporting a Lebanese drug rehabilitation NGO. Having grown up in Cornwall, Marie witnessed the work of the local air ambulance and is now delighted to be part of the team at EAAA and contributing to such a worthwhile cause.

Matthew Jones, Director of Operations

Matthew is a chartered surveyor, natural science and MBA graduate, with a career that has spanned the property investment, automotive manufacturing, and science park sectors. Roles have included marketing, public relations, and corporate planning functions, as well as operational management of shopping centres, vehicle production units, and Norwich Research Park. Matthew is now Director of Operations at the East Anglian Air Ambulance and he is delighted to be making a contribution to such a great operation.

Alastair Wilson, Medical Director

Alastair has an impressive background in Accident and Emergency medicine, founding the Londons Air Ambulance. Much of Alastair’s career was spent at the Royal London Hospital, where he retired as a consultant surgeon in 2013. Alastair was awarded an OBE for his efforts in the 7/7 bombings alongside transport and emergency service staff who responded that day. Alastair is delighted to be working in the air ambulance community who are forward thinking in trauma.