Trustees' Week 2016 - introducing Tarun Sehgal

Today, as part of Trustees’ Week, we would like to introduce you to Tarun Sehgal, who sits on our charity shop (trading company) Board.

Name: Tarun Sehgal

Career background 

I have been in senior retail management at Dixons, Carphone Warehouse, and a Shell multisite retail franchisee.

What roles does a Trustee undertake on behalf of a charity? 

It is important that we ensure, through our own skills and compliance that we act with charity best interests at heart. Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) remains extremely compliant, accountable and delivers its public purpose of preserving lives. 

Why did you want to become a charity Trustee?

In the hope I could utilise my skills where I could make a difference and give back to the community.

Why did you choose to apply for a MAAC trusteeship?

I have an enthusiasm for the charity’s purpose, whilst combining my love for both retail and aviation! 

What projects have you been specifically involved with for the charity?

With three charity shops now open across the six counties, I have helped develop the MAAC retail strategy.

What are you especially proud of in your time as a Trustee?

As this is my first Trustee role, taking the opportunity to continually learn and grow in the role whilst helping to make a difference.

What are the challenges facing Trustees and your thoughts on how Trustees face these challenges?

Being a Trustee whilst balancing our own business commitments with that of the charity is always a continuous challenge, but one I certainly enjoy.

What do you like to do outside of work / your trusteeship?

I like to keep fit, and spend as much time with my wider family.

Missions completed since 1991: 49,869 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts up to three horse riders each week.