Our governance

Meet our council members and senior staff.

Our governance

Meet our council members and senior staff.

SSAFA is governed by a Trustee body, with our National Chair also the Chair of Council; our Trustee body.

Officers of the Association (Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer) and Members of the Council are all Trustees. They are incorporated as a body operating under the Association’s Royal Charter. One third of our Trustees are required to retire each year but are eligible for re-election by the Association.

Trustees are ultimately responsible for all matters concerning governance, strategic direction, legal operation and financial probity. They exercise authority only when making a majority decision at a duly constituted meeting of Council, comprising between seven and 17 members.

Our Chief Executive, known as the Controller, is responsible to the charity’s Trustees for the management of SSAFA’s global activities. The Controller chairs the Management Board, which oversees SSAFA’s wide range of activities in support of the Armed Forces community.


 

Our Trustees

National Chair
Lieutenant General (retd)
Sir Gary Coward KBE CB

 

National Vice Chair
Wing Commander (retd)
Kirsty Bushell

 

Honorary Treasurer
David Rowe

Deputy National Chair
Colonel (retd) Stephen Oxlade MBE

 

Trustee
Air Vice-Marshal (retd)
Charles Ness

 

Trustee
James Carleton

Trustee
Robert Murphy

 

Trustee
Dr Diana Wood

 

Trustee
Evelyn Strouts

Trustee
Nick Baughan

 

Trustee
Kate Pennell

 

Trustee
Alex Milner

Trustee
Alexandra Walmsley

 

 

 

 

 


 

Our Executive team

Controller
Lieutenant General (retd) Sir Andrew Gregory KBE CB DL

 

Director, CRM Replacement Project
Ian Hicks

 

Director of Finance
Simon Blum

Director of Fundraising
Jonathan Sandall

 

Director of Community Healthcare Services
Jan Dowlen-Gilliland

 

Director of Social Care Operations
Stephen Richards

Director of Marketing and Communications
Lisa Shattock

 

Director of Strategy
Liz Price

 

Director of Volunteer Operations
Julie McCarthy

Director of IT
Nick Gatt

 

Director of People
Sarah Fernandes