We've appointed four new trustees. Our board now has a full complement of skills, expertise, and experience to support our strategic and modernisation objectives as well as our mission ‘to save lives and enhance the health and wellbeing of Welsh communities’.
Our board now has 14 trustees and is chaired by Prior for Wales, Sir Paul Williams, OBE.
Our new appointments are:
Emily Bristow, Head of Customer Success for UK multinational software corporation, Blue Prism, who will be the board lead on the charity’s digital and data development and compliance.
Nick Stork, New Investments Fund Manager at Development Bank of Wales and James O’Connor, Assistant Director of Corporate Finance at Pobl Group, will bring financial and commercial expertise to the board as part of the succession planning for when former PwC partner, Derek Howell’s term as a trustee comes to an end later this year.
Helen Willson, Volunteer and Participation consultant for the National Trust in Wales, brings invaluable third sector experience of working with a volunteer-based charity. St John Ambulance Cymru’s 3500+ members are the lifeblood of the charity, delivering thousands of volunteering and community care hours every year. The global pandemic has seen the charity step up their services, supporting the NHS in Wales at field hospitals and providing ambulance support across the country.
“We have ambitious plans for the growth and development of the charity, and we’re delighted to welcome four new trustees to support and guide us on our journey.
We’re confident they’ll be strong advocates for us and our work; saving lives and supporting Welsh communities."
St John Ambulance Cymru, Chief Executive Officer, Helen Smith
“Our board of trustees have an important part to play in supporting the charity to achieve its renewed vision, ‘first aid for everyone, anytime, anywhere’ and its work to enhance the communities of Wales and support the healthcare sector.
The new trustees were selected for their skill and experience and will bring further diversity of thought and approach to the board at this exciting time in the charity’s evolution.”
Prior for Wales, Sir Paul Williams, OBE