New CEO announced for Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

A new Chief Executive Officer will soon be leading the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust.

Karen Jobling is set to take over the helm of the Charity, which this year celebrated its 21st Anniversary. The Charity’s long serving CEO, Peter Aldrick, who has overseen the successful expansion and development of the life-saving service during the past 16 years, will retire in mid-January 2016.

Karen has 25 years’ experience at senior leadership and management level in the charity and fundraising sector, nationally and internationally. She joins the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust from World Cancer Research Fund International / UK where she was Executive Director.

Brought up on the Isle of Wight, Karen, a commissioned officer graduate from RAF Cranwell, completed a six year commission as a fighter controller serving in the UK and abroad before moving into senior roles in the Charity sector. Karen is married, lives in Aubourn near Lincoln and describes her hobbies as flying (she has a private pilot’s licence) walking, skiing and the great outdoors.

In welcoming Karen into her new role as CEO, joint chairmen of the Trustees, Jonty Pearson and Jack O’Hern, also paid tribute to shortly departing CEO Peter Aldrick: “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,” said the chairmen.

“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 adds: “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.”