St John Cymru Wales, the country’s leading first aid charity, has appointed Peter Vaughan, Chief Constable of South Wales Police as an independent trustee.
The charity’s 16-strong board of trustees works to govern the organisation, and assist in achieving its vision of having a first aider on every street in Wales.
Keith Dunn, St John Wales’ Chief Executive, said, “Mr Vaughan has long been a supporter of our organisation and last year was made an officer of the Order of St John - in acknowledgement of his dedication to the charity.
“We know that first aid saves lives and we hope Mr Vaughan’s extensive experience with the emergency services will assist us in achieving our goals.”
Peter Vaughan said, “I am honoured to be named independent trustee for St John Wales. I have seen firsthand the hard work of the charity’s 4,200 volunteers in communities across Wales and I look forward to supporting them in the coming years.”
Mr Vaughan takes over the independent trustee role from broadcaster Roy Noble, who is now St John Wales’ lead trustee for training.
Mr Vaughan is also a member of the Prince's Trust Council Cymru and is a Trustee of the South Wales Police Youth Trust. He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the 2013 New Years Honours list.