31st May 2016
Senior Communications professional and former broadcast journalist, Will Walden, has been appointed as a charity Trustee.
In a 19 year broadcasting career as a TV and radio reporter, producer and editor, Will has worked for the BBC, ITN, GMTV & Granada Television. In that time he covered three UK general elections, nine budgets, a U.S presidential election, 9/11, the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, Hurricane Katrina, and the death of Diana Princess of Wales. Will worked with Boris Johnson as his Director of Communications and official spokesman for the majority of his tenure as London Mayor and continues to work for Mr Johnson in his capacity as MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip. He’s also a father of three, a Tottenham Hotspur FC supporter, a cycling enthusiast and a golfer.
Will Walden said: "I grew up among a family of medics, and for the last few years I've had privileged access through City Hall to the work of London's emergency services, so as a long standing supporter of London’s Air Ambulance, accepting an invitation to help to shape the future direction of the organisation wasn't a difficult decision.”
He added: “The doctors, paramedics, pilots and staff of the charity are at the cutting edge of medical intervention — saving lives, transforming patient outcomes across the city and setting new standards in critical care. It's a privilege to be asked to play a small part in helping the charity in the next chapter of its incredible journey."
Graham Hodgkin, Chief Executive Officer at London’s Air Ambulance said: “The charity is extremely fortunate to be guided by a group of excellent Trustees, whose passion, enthusiasm, solid governance and expert advice are hugely beneficial to the organisation. I am delighted that Will has joined our already talented and dedicated Board, and myself and the team very much look forward to working with him.”
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