Colin is a qualified accountant and worked for 20 years as Chief Accountant of an electrical wholesaler. In 1998 he joined the NHS as Finance Director of Dorset Ambulance Service. The ambulance service was instrumental in setting up the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Charity in 1999. He became a Trustee of the newly formed Charity, a post he held until September 2000 when the ambulance service trustees were gradually replaced with independent trustees from the counties of Dorset and Somerset. Following the amalgamation of Dorset Ambulance and West Country Ambulance in 2006 he became Deputy Finance Director of the newly formed South Western Ambulance Service, a position he held until his retirement in 2011. Colin has provided financial information to the Charity since its inception as well as being the Company Secretary. He is married to Dawn, has a son, daughter and a four year old grandson and currently lives in Highcliffe, Dorset.