Agenda & Speakers

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Jo Tanner

Founder, iNHouse Communications

Jo started out as a broadcast journalist, before moving into political PR. She was the British Chambers of Commerce Media Chief, before co-founding iNHouse Communications. She returned to politics when masterminding the PR for Boris Johnson’s 2008 Mayoral Election Campaign. Jo focuses on creative corporate campaigns, public affairs, media training and crisis communications for a range of clients from individuals to multinational corporations, in addition to working with infrastructure clients on protecting their reputations and supporting public procurement projects. She has personally advised on High Court actions and Public Inquiries. Jo regularly appears on TV and radio as a political commentator and often reviews the newspapers for the BBC News Channel.

Rob Woods

Director, Bright Spot Fundraising

Rob (@woods_rob) is an award-winning trainer and the creator of the on-line training and inspiration resource He is the author of several fundraising books including The Fundraiser Who Wanted More. As an independent coach and trainer for 14 years, he has helped more than 10,000 fundraisers and directors. His clients include East Anglian Air Ambulance, Oxford University and UNICEF UK.

Simon Beresford

Director of Fundraising and Marketing

Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Disasters Emergency Committee

Simon leads the Fundraising & Marketing Department at the DEC, most recently launching the DEC’s Indonesia Tsunami Appeal that has raised over £22 million in the first three weeks. He is responsible for all DEC fundraising, including high value partnerships, individual giving, online and offline marketing as well as supporter services. Simon is also a trustee for the national children’s charity Spurgeons and co-chair of the Public Fundraising Group of Bond, which represents and supports fundraising professionals working across the international development and humanitarian relief sector in the UK.

Dr John Chatterjee

Anaesthetic Consultant, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

John is an anaesthetic consultant at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust  with an interest in difficult airway and major trauma management, for the London Ambulance Service he is a Major incident Medical Advisor and has worked for air ambulances in Australia, New Zealand and in the UK as well as BSAICS, motorsport and event medicine. He provides advice to companies involved in pre-hospital care and education. And as a clinical tutor for The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care at London’s Air Ambulance he is proud to be involved in mentoring the next generation.

Jonathan Jenkins

Chief Executive Officer

A degree in International Banking and Finance inevitably led to a 20 year career in the city, after which Jonathan joined the third sector in 2008, specialising in charity and social enterprise investment. He joined London’s Air Ambulance in April 2017 as CEO.  He has a lifelong commitment to charity work, serving as trustee for a number of organisations. In his spare time he has also managed to run 12 London Marathons and the 2016 & 2018 Marathon des Sables, raising vital funds for London’s Air Ambulance in the process. Jonathan lives in West London with his wife Heidi, a head teacher, and their two young children, Maggie and Lottie.  He is a lifelong Spurs supporter.

James Raitt

Audit and Research Lead, Thames Valley Air Ambulance

James Raitt is a Registrar in Emergency Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and in Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine at Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA).  In addition to his clinical work he is also the audit and research lead for TVAA and has been particularly involved in integrating Key Performance Indicators into governance procedures.  James is also the chair of the PHOTON pre hospital care research group.  Outside of work his main focus is spending time with his two daughters but he also enjoys cycling and mountaineering.

Victoria Milligan

I have experienced devastating loss and huge challenges in my life through which I have learnt the incredible strength of the human spirit. I truly believe that we can all cope with anything that life throws at us, big or small. In fact I believe that we can become even better than we were before and appreciate life in a different way. I want to share with you what I have learnt about challenges and grief with the hope that it will help you in any small way. None of us are in control of what happens in life but we are in total control of how we deal with it.

Professor Stephen Powis

National Medical Director, NHS England

Stephen Powis is the National Medical Director of NHS England and Professor of Renal Medicine at University College London.

Previously he was Medical Director (and latterly Group Chief Medical Officer) of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust from 2006 to 2018. Professor Powis was also a member of the governing body of Merton Clinical Commissioning Group for five years and a Director of Healthcare Services Laboratories LLP. He is a past Chairman of the Association of UK Universities (AUKUH) Medical Directors Group and has been a member of numerous national committees and working groups, including the Department of Health Strategic Education Funding Expert Group. He is a past non-executive director of the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, including a period of eight months as acting chairman.

He is a past chairman of the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) for Renal Medicine and a former board member of Medical Education England. He was Director of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education for UCLPartners from 2010-13. He is a past treasurer and trustee of the British Transplantation Society and a former member of the UK Transplant Kidney Pancreas Advisory Group. He has also served as a member of the Renal Association Executive Committee. He was Editor of the journal Nephron Clinical Practice from 2003 to 2008. In 2017 he became the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the journal BMJ Leader. He has been a trustee of several charities, including the Royal Free Charity and the Healthcare Management Trust.

Dr Matt O'Meara

Consultant in Trauma Resuscitation Anaesthesia

Matt is a consultant in Trauma Resuscitation Anaesthesia and pre-hospital Care with University Hospital North Midland, Stoke. He flies for the Welsh EMRTS service and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance. He has been involved in pre-hospital care for 14 years in a clinical role. He conceived the idea for the study and is a consultant advisor to the PHOTON team.

Dr Jake Turner

Jake is a West Midlands ST6 anaesthetic and PHEM trainee. Jake is the vice-chair of the PHEM trainee association (PHEMTA), the PHEMTA representative on the pre-hospital trainee operated research network (PHOTON) committee and national project lead for the time to pre-hospital emergency anaesthesia (TT-PHEA) study.