Honorary President – Tony Privett

Tony has been involved with HANTSAR since 2006.  He was elected to the Management Committee in April 2008 and served as Chairman from 2015.  He stood down from the committee at the 2018 AGM  and was appointed to the role of Honorary President.  Tony continues to serve with HANTSAR as a qualified Search Manager.

Chairman and Operations Officer – Phil Harvey

Phil oversees the running of HANTSAR. He recently semi-retired after a career in industry as a project manager and he is a founder member of the Pork Pie Appreciation Society. His role is to provide strategy, direction, support and guidance across all HANTSAR’s activities. Phil joined HANTSAR in 2012 and is a Search Manager, Team Leader and Search Technician.

Training Officer – Stephen Baker

Stephen joined HANTSAR in 2017 after deciding that working in a variety of IT roles for a third of a century was quite enough. Stephen is a Search Technician and member of the Drone Team. When not busy with planning and organising training for the team he likes to be flying high in his glider somewhere over England’s southern counties.

Secretary – Nicki Murray

Nicki has been a Search Technician since December 2012 and joined the Training Team as Training Team Secretary in 2015.  She retired as a legal executive in 2016 and is a keen walker.  She is also eager to demonstrate that age is a number and that there is a role in HANTSAR for people of all ages and from all walks of life, to help vulnerable people at a difficult time in their lives.

Vice Chair and Public Profile Officer – Trevor Vidler

Trevor provides the liaison lead in raising the public profile of HANTSAR across different mediums, companies and agencies. He joined HANTSAR in 2015 following careers in the Armed Forces and the NHS and is a Search Manager, Team Leader, Search Technician and Lowland Rescue First Responder. He is also a member of the Clinical and Training Teams.

Development Officer – Luke Stonestreet

Luke has been a member of the team since 2013, and is responsible for strategy, direction and project management across a wide spectrum of HANTSAR activities. Luke is also a Team Leader, Search Technician and Water Rescue Technician and a member of the Public Profile Team. Away from HANTSAR Luke can be found at various live music venues and festivals or installing decorations around the UK.  He looks forward to finally finding HANTSAR an operational home over the next few years.

Membership Officer – Hazel Bates

Hazel is responsible for all aspects of Membership, Recruitment and Welfare of the Team. She is a Search Technician and trained in mental health first aid having joined in 2017. Away from HANTSAR she works in the imaging department of a local veterinary referral hospital in Winchester, running both CT and MRI scans on dogs and cats. In her other life she likes to spend time with her family and her two cocker spaniels, Roxy and Mouse. She is looking forward to being able to attend folk festivals in the near future and getting out and about in her campervan.

Treasurer – Tim Leather

Tim is responsible for managing the income and expenditure of the charity. He is a Search Technician and joined HANTSAR in 2017. He is a qualified accountant and has held a number of senior finance roles in large listed companies across the world.

Fundraising Officer – Ann Squires

Bio coming soon.