Chris Lear - Chairman

Chris Lear - Chairman

Chair of the Aviation Committee

How long have you been a Trustee for Wiltshire Air Ambulance? Since the new charity was formed.

What’s your background? With a BSc in Biochemistry and an MPhil in Immunology, I worked in medical research for a number of years.  I then founded and ran my own Biotechnology company for over 20 years before selling to a PLC.  I am currently working in business - mentoring for start-up and pre-profit companies.

What was your motivation to step forward to be a Trustee? Apart from the altruistic motivation of giving back to my local community, I have long had an interest in aviation and medicine.

What skills do you bring to the role? My background in running my own successful company, strategic planning and general business acumen equip me to analyse and focus the charity’s attention on critical areas such as optimum use of resources.

I’ve been a pilot for over 20 years and have flown helicopters for 6 years so have in depth knowledge of helicopters and the aviation industry.