Surrey Air Ambulance Trust

Meet the Team
Anthony Monteuuis, Charity Chairman
Tony Monteuuis spent most of his business life running his own printing company in London and more recently was Chairman of Adventis Group plc, Europe's largest property advertising agency.

Tony is a trustee of several other charities and in the sporting sphere is a member of Royal St Georges Gold Club and is Hon. Secretary of the Old Tonbridgian Golfing Society.
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James Loudon, Head of Charity Finance Committee
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James Loudon was employed for 25 years by Blue Circle Industries until 2001 and ended up as Group Finance Director.
Since then he has been a non-executive Director of three public companies and a Trustee of a number of charities, as well as being High Sheriff of Kent in 2004/5.

He is also a Governor of the University of Greenwich and Chairman of its Finance Committee. As a trustee he takes particular interest in corporate governance.
Ramzi Freij, Trustee
Ramzi is an A&E; Consultant now based in Nottingham. Previously from Wye in Kent he was until recently based at the Kent and Canterbury hospital.

As well as writing a number of publications, Ramzi is an instructor in paediatrics, major incidents, trauma and life support courses that have all been attended by the current Surrey Air Ambulance charity air crew.

Ramzi has also established a clinical governance group and developed minor injury units within A & E Departments.
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Geraldine Allinson, Head of HR Committee
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Geraldine Allinson was born (and has spent most of her life) in Kent. Following her education she worked in the newspaper industry outside Kent but came back to the county in 1993 to join the Kent Messenger Group, her family company. Since 1993 she has held a number of positions within the company including General Manager responsible for Personnel, Training and Organisational Development.

In January 2004 she became a full Board Director and is now Chairman of the Kent Messenger Group. Geraldine supports a number of other charitable organisations and is also a Trustee of the H R Pratt Boorman Family Foundation.
Richard Cripps, Trustee
Richard is a commercial lawyer and partner in a Maidstone firm of solicitors, Gullands.

Richard joined Gullands in 1998 having previously practiced for 7 years in East Sussex following his training in Canterbury.

Richard lives in Canterbury with his wife and two teenage children. Although he has retired from playing rugby and cricket, he remains a keen coach, supporter and spectator and is actively involved with his sons under 17's rugby club, Aylesford RFC. He advises the charity on all legal matters and corporate governance.
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Wendy Simkins, Trustee
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Wendy Simkins has spent the last twenty years living in Kent. She has three grown up daughters, one of whom ran the Flora London Marathon for the Air Ambulance Trust in 2001.

Until recently Wendy worked part time for a company specialising in maritime security where she was responsible for the training of security officers on cruise ships.

She has worked with a number of charities and was a Governor of a Grammar School in Ashford.

Wendy considers it a privilege to have been appointed to the Board of Trustees where she has special responsibility to the volunteers.
Peter Canney , Trustee
Peter Canney was a partner in a Kent practice of Chartered Accountants for 30 years having originally qualified in London .He has lived in Kent since 1947 apart from 5 years when he worked for Peat Marwick Mitchell in South Africa.

During his working life he has amassed a lot of knowledge about corporate governance through his involvement with numerous charities including The Countess of Athlone Trust for which he has been trustee and Hon. Treasurer for 28 years. Peter is a keen cricket follower (and previously player) and is a member of The Royal St. Georges golf club.

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