Trustees & Patrons


His Excellency Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, GCB, LLD (Hon), DSc (Hon), BSc, FRAeS, CCMI (Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey)


Chairman (Guernsey): Commander Colin Ferbrache O.B.E.

Commander Colin Ferbrache OBE served for 25 years in the Royal Navy.  He specialised as a helicopter pilot but in addition commanded the fishery protection vessel HMS Guernsey and the type 21 frigate HMS Alacrity.  On returning to Guernsey in 1993 he joined the Air Search crew, and served as Chief Officer from 2008 until 2015.


Vice Chairman (Jersey): The Very Rev. Mike Keirle

Mike Keirle is the Dean of Jersey. He was rector of St Martin's Parish Church in Guernsey from 2003 to 2017, when he moved to Jersey. During his time in Guernsey, he was a member of the Air Search crew, and we are delighted that he has become a trustee.


Advocate Alan Binnington (Jersey)


Alan Binnington is a Jersey advocate and private client director at Royal Bank of Canada Wealth Management. He is a former President of the National Trust for Jersey and the Law Society of Jersey. He is currently the President of the Jersey Association of Trust Companies. He has a private pilots licence (not current) and is a keen boater, having been a member of the RNLI and Friends of Air Search for many years.


Roger Dadd (Alderney)


Roger Dadd founded Air Search in 1980 with the help of the original crew. He remained Chief Officer until his retirement in 2008 and has been a trustee since the Trust was created. He is a professionally qualified pilot in both Europe and the USA, and is a retired Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey.


Advocate Peter Mourant

Tel: 01534 734948

Peter Mourant retired as senior partner of Mourant du Feu & Jeune in 2000. His interests include travel and boating having owned various boats for over 50 years.

He has been involved in a number of charitable organisations. He is a past President of the Lions Club of Jersey, an Honorary Vice-President of the Jubilee Sailing Trust and a member of the Committee of the Jersey Blind Society.

He also serves as a Relief Magistrate and is a Procureur du Bien Public of the Parish of St Saviour.


Peter Gill (Guernsey)


Peter Gill returned to Guernsey after a career at sea and ashore with a major oil company. He held senior posts in Brunei and South Africa. His final position was head of Port and Terminal projects with responsibility for skill pool, placements and career progression for Master Mariners. In 2005 he was appointed Harbourmaster at St Peter Port and Registrar of British Ships. This position also included responsibility for maritime search and rescue. He retired at the end of 2013.

He is currently the RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager in Guernsey.


Alan Richards (Guernsey)


Alan Richards is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He has been a supporter of Air Search for 25 years and is a former chairman of Guernsey Friends of Air Search. As a long distance sailor, he understands the value of the service provided by the aircraft and crew.


Gareth Le Page (Guernsey)


Gareth Le Page is a Chartered Insurance Broker and a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He is a director of Channel Insurance Brokers and a past president of the Insurance Institute of Guernsey. In addition to being a Trustee, Gareth is also an operational crew member, having joined the service at the end of 2017.




Treasurer (Guernsey): Mike Quarrington

Tel:  01481 239448

Mike Quarrington is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments. He was a partner in BDO Reads, Chartered Accountants in Guernsey, for 15 years and was subsequently managing director of MPR Asset Management (Guernsey) Ltd. He is now retired but holds a number of non-executive directorships.


Secretary (Guernsey): Sandra Hardill

Sandra spent her working life as a teacher in the UK and Guernsey. She is now actively involved with the Guernsey Voluntary Service and also a small charity concerned with carers, known as “Carers Coming Together.” Sandra acts as secretary to Forest Methodist Church where she is a member. For a number of years she was the treasurer, and now secretary, to the Guernsey branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society. She is now looking forward to working with the Trustees of the CIAS.


Search Crew Manager (Guernsey): John Fitzgerald

Tel: 01481 231555

John Fitzgerald was born and educated on Guernsey and has spent his professional life in the photographic industry.  As well as being well known for his portrait photography, he also runs a busy professional laboratory, looking after the requirements of Channel Island and UK clients.  He joined Air Search a little over 26 years ago and quickly took on the role of the FLIR trainer, a role he wants to continue with the new aircraft, but he is enjoying the team work involved with his position as Chief Officer.