East Anglian Air Ambulance CEO retires

Patrick Peal will step down in June Credit: East Anglian Air Ambulance

The co-founder and CEO of East Anglian Air Ambulance has announced he will be retiring from his post in June. 

Patrick Peal helped set up the organisation more than two decades ago and has served as CEO for seven years.

The organisation says in his time they have grown, not just in fundraising but the service they offer to people. 

Before he leaves the Air Ambulance will be extending its flying service 24/7, currently the middle of the night is covered by rapid response vehicles.

More recently the charity has seen it open up a base at Norwich Airport to compliment its base at Cambridge Airport.

The organisation's two helicopters can fly to anywhere in East Anglia within 25 minutes.

Taking over from Patrick will be Matthew Jones, the current Director of Operations.