A new Chief Executive Officer has been announced for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust.
Karen Jobling will take over the helm of the charity from long-serving CEO Peter Aldrick in mid-January 2016.
She joins the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust from World Cancer Research Fund International/UK, where she was Executive Director.
Karen has 25 years’ experience at senior leadership and management level in the charity and fundraising sector, and lives in Aubourn near Lincoln.
She said: “It will be a huge privilege to lead the trust and I am very excited at the opportunity to build on the excellent work already achieved by the trustees, staff and volunteers.”
Joint chairmen of the trustees, Jonty Pearson and Jack O’Hern, paid tribute to the departing CEO while welcoming Karen into her new role.
They said: “Karen Jobling will be joining the trust at an important pivotal time as we prepare for the arrival of a new helicopter with improved passenger and medical provision and the expansion of flying hours including night flying across the two counties.
“We are fortunate to have secured the services of Karen who has the right experience, qualities and motivation to ensure we together will provide the best possible service which is vital to our patients and the public in the months and years to come.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to all the hard work Peter Aldrick has done, who together with staff and volunteers, has ensured the charity’s remarkable growth and development over the past 16 years.
“We wish him all the very best in his forthcoming retirement and thank him for all the achievements he has overseen as CEO, which have ensured the success of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance service we value today.”
Peter added: “On behalf of our crew, staff and volunteers I welcome Karen to our charity and wish her all the best in a role that has meant so much to me for the last 16 years.
“I look forward to handing over the reins to her in the next few weeks and am happy to know that the charity will be in safe hands.”