OUR Board Members ARE:
John Bullough - Chairman
Brought up in Perthshire and educated at Glenalmond College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, John began his early career as an Army Officer in the Scots Guards. After five years service in Germany, including operations in Northern Ireland and the Middle East (1st Gulf War), he left the Army in 1993.
In 1995 John moved to Romania and invested in a number of start up service companies to assist the country's transition after its Revolution in 1989. These included a recruitment firm (Barnett McCall Trading), a chain of dry cleaners (Immaculate Cleaners) and an intra city courier and logistic company (Pegasus Courier). The later was subsequently sold to a subsidiary of La Poste in 2003.
In 2002 John was appointed as Operations Director of Scotland’s largest independent department store group, McEwens of Perth. He was promoted to Managing Director in 2005 and in 2008 he and his wife Georgina bought the business.
John is Chairman of the Perth City Development Board, which oversees the council in the delivery of its 20 year vision for Perth and also leads a local school charity (Friends of Glenalmond).
John is also a Special Constable with Police Scotland and spends many hours a year working as a volunteer Police Officer. It was whilst working in this emergency service role that John experienced first-hand the importance of the national Helicopter Emergency Medical Service and the impact on patient outcomes when one is not available
Mike Beale - Board member
Mike spent 28 years as the Headmaster of Craigclowan School in Perth. Following his retirement in 2007, he became President of the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce. He is Chairman of Peak Leaders UK, a training company based in Strathmiglo and Chairman of the Management Board of Algo, a building company based in Perth. He runs his own consultancy, specialising in mentoring, appraisal and business development and works with a Ski school in Courchevel in France.
During his career, Mike has had unique professional development opportunities which have resulted in the award of the highly prestigious Churchill Fellowship in 1991 and an English Speaking Union Walter Hinds Page Scholarship in 2001.
He was elected Chairman of the International Association of Preparatory Schools in 1994/5 and uniquely, for the Head of a Scottish school, Mike was re-elected in 2005/6. He served for 17 years on the Managing Board of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools and on the Board of the Independent Schools Council in London. He has also served as a Governor of several schools, as a trustee of St. John’s Kirk and Horsecross Arts and currently sits on the managing committee of Blairgowrie Golf Club.
Alan Bell - Board Member
Alan attended Perth Academy where he played rugby for the 1st XV. He then went on to study at Strathclyde University where he joined the University Air Squadron.
Alan followed a career in sales & marketing heading up a large sales & marketing department before returning to his first love, flying.
He moved to Australia and spent the next 2 years flying as a commercial helicopter pilot. Working beside an Air Ambulance base on the Sunshine Coast gave Alan the impetus to introduce the Australian HEMS working model to Scotland.
On his return to Scotland Alan worked as a helicopter flight instructor and set-up a flight training organisation where he was a Director and their Chief Flying Instructor.
Daren Mochrie - Board Member
Daren has over 20 years of experience in the Ambulance Service and has been a Paramedic and Operational Ambulance Manager and fulfilled Silver and Gold Commander roles at some of Scotland’s largest events. He has also managed the Ambulance Service’s response to many significant events in Scotland over the years, most notably Glasgow Airport terrorist attacks in 2007.
Daren is currently the Director responsible for land and Air Ambulance Services, Ambulance Control Centres, Air Wing, Community Resilience and National Risk and Resilience. In March 2013 he became a Trustee of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
Daren was awarded the Queens Ambulance Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2013.
Andrew Richmond - Board Member
Andrew was formerly a number one rated stockbroking healthcare analyst in the City of London and a Director of Covenant Healthcare, a healthcare provider, which was sold in 2005. He is Chairman of Frontier IP Group PLC, Deputy Chairman of the Scottish Ambulance Service and a lay member of Court of the University of Dundee.
Martin Togneri - Board Member
Martin was born in Stirling and currently lives in Linlithgow. He holds an MA in politics and economics from the University of Glasgow and an MBA from Strathclyde University. He has worked in a range of sales, marketing and strategy roles in the computer and semiconductor design automation industries, as well as in a range of senior economic development and academic roles. In 2000 he was the founding Chief Executive of Scottish Development International, the Scottish Government's inward investment and export promotion agency, and in 2007 he became Dean of Glasgow Caledonian University's business school. Since 2010 he has concentrated on non-executive roles and has served on the boards of CogBooks, an Edinburgh-based e-learning company and Skills Development Scotland. As well as acting as a business mentor, he currently serves on the boards of the Scottish Ambulance Service and the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, as well as being a trustee of the Scottish Waterways Trust.
Joyce Leslie - Board Member
Joyce has 35 years of experience in business management across various industries from new venture start up to growing national companies. With extensive knowledge and expertise in property management in both the commercial and residential sector, Joyce was instrumental in welcoming SCAA to their base at Perth Airport.
This involved ensuring there was suitable office accommodation for the staff team and an appropriate hangar for the helicopter was available.
Joyce is an active local fundraiser in the Tayside area for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres as well as SCAA.