Our people

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General Sir Nick Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen



Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of the charity to ensure we continue to reach our aims and objectives. The Trustees meet regularly during the year to consider, determine and review our strategies and policies, and to receive reports from senior management. All of our Trustees work in an unpaid, voluntary capacity.

  • Frank Akers-Douglas   

  • James Charrington 

  • Philip Howell

  • The Right Hon Lord Hamilton of Epsom

  • John Kirkwood OBE (Colonel, Retired)


Martin Hewitt (Captain)

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee meets monthly and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the charity. The Group produces financial and operational reports for the Board of Trustees together with recommendations for the continued operation of the charity. The Executive Committee do not hold any voting powers.

  • Martin Beaney

  • Bart Borchardt

  • George Brooksbank, Chief Operating Officer

  • Emma Harvey

  • Ed Hynes, Chief Financial Officer

  • George Littler

  • Rikki Jacout

  • Zizi Mason

  • Abigail Rowe

  • Gilly Norton, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Full Committee 

  • Curtis Adams

  • Ashley Berry

  • Oliver Bleeker

  • Kate Bright

  • Ron de Jong

  • Rachael Dickens

  • Frances (Tuft) Dobson

  • Michael FitzRoy

  • Peter Flynn

  • Anna Gage

  • Caroline Gillespie

  • Christel Labes

  • Rupert Legge

  • Liam Modlin

  • Christina Muller

  • Sally Ramsay Patrick

  • Emma Resouly

  • Bella Seel 

  • Carol Winkler

  • Nicholas Wiszowaty

Plus the Executive Committee

Veteran Ambassador Board 


  • Ed Addington

  • Bilal Alzalam

  • Stuart Balfour

  • Martin Beaney

  • John Boe

  • Spencer Bull

  • Carl Canavan

  • Mark Dean

  • Arron Dindayl

  • Richard Gamble

  • Ben Graveston

  • Martin Hewitt

  • Ricky Huntley

  • Ryan Knight

  • Harry Long

  • Lee Manley

  • Dave OMahoney

  • Sean Rose

  • Dave Scott

  • Steven Reynolds

  • Del Spry

  • John Tyrer

  • Martin Wade

  • Jez Waite