Do you know who your Trustee / Directors are?
Amber started with FMS in 1997 as Podiatry coordinator. She has sat on the board since 2005 and last year became Chair of the Trustee Directors. She facilitates the Board in setting strategic objectives, high level policy making and fulfilling the charities financial and legal obligations.
Outside of FMS Amber owns two podiatry practices in North Somerset and Bristol.
Phil joined FMS as a First Aider in 1997 and worked in the Dance Tent at Glastonbury and occasionally at Reading. In 2007 Phil moved from First Aid to Passes Administration. In 2008 he was appointed a Trustee / Director. As a senior manager working for another charity Phil has extensive experience of working in a voluntary unpaid capacity and brings many years of invaluable charity experience to FMS. Phil has now taken up a new post on the Board and is our new Director of Finance.
Mike is a partner with national law firm Addleshaw Goddard where he specialises in public sector capital and revenue projects and major infrastructure schemes.Mikes role is to advise the Board on a range of legal issues and to assist the Board with governance decisions and CRB checks. Mikes wife Fenella is a podiatrist volunteer.
Dave teamed up with Dr Chris in the 80's at Glastonbury Festival when FMS was just a concept. He has been part of the team ever since in various roles and as a member of the management team he oversees service delivery. He also holds the post of Operations Director. When he gets a minute, Dave is a state registered paramedic and works as a Operations Officer for Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust running a busy EMS team in the South East Region of Wales. Dave's experience both in the NHS and the voluntary sector holds him in good stead for the challenge that is FMS.
Dave can be contacted by email at: email@example.com
Dr Chris Howes
Chris is a GP in Shepton Mallet, Somerset and has been with FMS since the very beginning. He first organised medical cover for Glastonbury Festival in 1979 and founded Festival Medical Services during the 1980's. He was involved in setting up the charity in 1997 and was Chairman of Trustees for its first twelve years. He is now Managing Director of the organisation and heads the Management Team.
Chris can be contacted at: MD@festival-medical.com
Nich was originally sent to Glastonbury by Somerset Ambulance Service to reduce the number of ambulances used. Met Chris and ended up sat on an Aga controlling ambulances. Took part in the gradual formation of FMS doing many and varied roles. A paramedic with experience in many aspects including Control, CBRN and major incidents as well as hands on experience at several festivals. Now acts as Night Manager covering the hours when all normal people are asleep.
Ron initially trained as a Nurse and then transferred to the Ambulance Service in Bath wherehe develpoped himself becoming a Paramedic. He has worked as a work-based trainer and has held various posts during his career. He worked at Glastonbury in 1979 when the medical services were housed in part of the main farmhouse. He has served in various roles for FMS since then and is currently part of the communications team working in the event command & control centre on site. The ideal of working at something he enjoys appeals to Ron and he has certainly been around for many years. Working with like minded people? What more could you ask for...
Dr Neil Rushton
Neil is a 58yr old GP who currently works in his practice in Cullompton. He has a healthy interest in all things outdoors and has in the past been exploring some of the most remote places on the planet. He has been lucky enough to travel to Everest and Kilimanjaro amongst others. He will be working at the Olympics in 2012 and will be back at the Everest Base Camp later that year as well. His interests are remote medicine and he is undertaking a MSc in Remote Medicine at Peninsula Medical School. In his new role as a Directos for FMS, Neil is keen to help us to grow and consolodate in the future.
Tony joined FMS as a nurse in 2005. In 2007 Tony became MIU coordinator. In 2010 Tony took over the role of Nurse Coordinator. In 2012 Tony became Hospital Manager as well as being elected to the board of Trustee's. Outside of FMS Tony has worked in the NHS for 35 years in both clinical and management roles. Tony is currently an advanced nurse practitioner with Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust. Tony is also involved with another charity 'The Jubilee Sailing Trust'. Tony volunteers as a Medical Purser, aboard sailing training ships that take disabled people sailing. Tony has experience of working for Charities, having worked for Oxfam and been a trustee and council member of The Royal College of Nursing. Tony's wife Debbie, is also a volunteer for FMS and is Stores Coordinator.