Trading Company Directors
After reaching senior rank he commenced a second career in the civil helicopter industry and was Engineering Director for McAlpine Helicopters and then Commercial Director for Airbus Helicopters UK. He pioneered the use of helicopters by the UK Police and Ambulance Services, becoming very familiar with both helicopter MRO and the design and installation of complex upgrades.
He introduced “power-by-the-Hour” to the UK helicopter industry. Since February 2012 he has run his own consultancy, Luxopus Limited. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
Worked for Lockheed Aircraft in Saudi Arabia as project management for the Civil Air Traffic control systems for the whole of Saudi from the desert upwards.
He joined McAlpine Helicopters, Eurocopter, Airbus Helicopters. Worked on many projects including PBH,SBH, RBH and FMP to support the police and air ambulance helicopters.
In addition to her military experience, Nic worked as Chief Ground Instructor for Flybe. Here she had oversight of and instructed pilot ground school training.
Fascinated by human performance she went on to set up her own company, Human Performance Solutions. Through this she provides consultancy for Baines Simmons, specialists in Aviation Safety, as well as Atrainability who work closely with the NHS providing Human Factors training.
She is also a Crew Resource Management Trainer and provides CRM training to Devon Air Ambulance Crews.
Nic has two young daughters and enjoys escaping with the family to explore Dartmoor and the local beaches.
I am a member of the Senior Leadership Team. I also enjoy getting involved in the bigger picture of our industry, being a member of the Institute of Fundraising and Vice Chair of the Comms Committee of the Association of Air Ambulances.
• Ensuring we are deployed to the patients who will benefit most from the Enhanced and Critical Care our service provides.
• The welfare, training, development and quality assurance processes of our doctors, paramedics and support staff.
• The delivery of high quality clinical care to patients.
• Post incident support to patients, their relatives and carers through our ‘Patient Support Service’.
• Collaboration the NHS and other emergency services.
Nigel is part of our Senior Leadership Team and a Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trading Company Limited.
*as required by The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014
Ian left to work for Police Aviation Services in both management and UK-wide flying roles, subsequently joining Devon and Cornwall Police as an operational pilot and head of air operations in 2000.
He joined DAA in 2014 and flew at both Exeter and Eaglescott bases until enforced ‘retirement’ from flying in 2016. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of operational flying, training and engineering support.
Joining DAAT is a challenge but it allows me to do a job that combines doing something very worthwhile for an organisation which makes a tangible difference to people’s lives with a senior management role where there are opportunities to influence and contribute to DAAT’s continuing success.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, I am part of the team responsible for the strategic oversight of Devon Air Ambulance, with a focus on the financial elements. This includes overseeing the Finance Team and a broader responsibility for the infrastructure across the organisation. It's a varied and interesting role, taking in legacies, cash forecasting and controls while interacting with other Charities, businesses and organisations.