Mike Harrop

Trustee and Chairman

Mike joined Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) initially as a volunteer in 2017 and, due to his extensive background in the military, was subsequently invited to become a Trustee in 2019. Mike became YAA Vice Chairman in November 2022, and Chairman in July 2023.

Prior to joining YAA, Mike served in the Royal Air Force for 30 years, fulfilling a wide variety of posts including crisis management operations in Whitehall, counter-narcotics law enforcement, and immediately prior to his retirement as the Station Commander of RAF Scampton – the home of the Red Arrows.

With a Masters Degree in Leadership, he now works part-time as a leadership and management consultant as well as providing emergency planning advice to his local Parish Council.

Mike brings to YAA considerable experience in leadership, senior management, and air operations including first-hand experience with aviation governance and its responsibilities.

Mike lives in Malham. He is married to Sarah-Jane and they have one grown-up son.

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