Richard Marlow Trustee Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

Rich Marlow joined the NHS in 1984. Following a career that has grown with the evolution of pre-hospital care, continuing in clinical practice as a Paramedic alongside an Operational Management position and currently working as an Assistant Director for South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASFT).

Rich has always had a passion for air ambulance services and advances in pre-hospital care. He was a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Services) Paramedic with Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance when the charity first went operational in 2000, maintaining close links with the charity and its people ever since.

Living on the Mendip Hills in Somerset, with his wife Tracy and St Bernard dog, he has a grown-up daughter. Outside of work, he volunteers for a number of charities including Mendip Cave Rescue as a team member, medical officer and trustee, Somerset Scouts as a county trustee, and the Duke of Edinburgh as an expedition assessor.

To relax and unwind he loves to spend as much time as possible caving, kayaking, mountain walking and in the garden.