Meet our team
We have exceptional staff here at The Poppy Factory, each one dedicated to supporting veterans with mental and physical health conditions back into work.
Executive Team
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Deirdre Mills
Chief Executive
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Mark Louw
Finance Director
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Keren Rowlands
HR Business Partner
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Amanda Shepard
Director of Fundraising and Communications
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Debbie Boughtflower

Director of Operations (Service Delivery)

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Jeff Short
Director of Production and The Estate
Our Employability Team
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Keiron Coombs

Regional Manager South

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Pete Rhodes

Regional Manager North

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Tom Adam

Policy and Impact Manager

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David Masters

Programme Manager

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Zarah Khan
Employability Consultant: South Yorkshire
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Katy Hankins
Employability Consultant: Home Counties, South Central England
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Christina Bracewell (maternity cover)

Employability Consultant: Home Counties, South Central England

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Rebecca Thorn
Employability Consultant: Midlands
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Sami Choudhury
Employability Consultant: London and South East
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Employability Consultant: Northern Ireland & NW England
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Andrew Pickersgill

Employability Consultant: Birkenhead and The Wirral
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Farrah Webb
Employability Consultant: South West
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Carole-Anne Jones
Employability Consultant: North West
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Giles Harrison
Employability Consultant: North East
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Employability Consultant: Greater London
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Natalie McCombe
Employability Consultant: Wales
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Kirsty Gronow
Employability Consultant: Wales
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Jane Russell
Employability Consultant: Midlands
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Neal Crump

Employability Consultant: Plymouth

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Michael Allen
Employability Co-ordinator (PT)
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Shaun Johnson
Employability Co-ordinator
Our Marketing & Communications Team
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Dan Hodges
Senior Communications Manager
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Grace Andrews
Marketing & Digital Manager
Our Fundraising Team
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Alice Barrett
Partnerships Manager
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Clare Murray
Trust Fundraising Manager
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Caroline Smith
Trust Officer
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Paz Paramjothy

Grants Manager

Our Finance, HR and IT Teams
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Charlotte Dymock
HR Business Partner
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Ajay Bahri
Finance Manager
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Kevin Moore
Finance Officer
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Odile Moheb Ahanchi

Finance Administrator
Our Production Team
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Ray Burrell
Stock Controller
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John Newbury
Production Manager
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Phil Hayton
Warehouse & Union Representative
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Chris McVeigh
Warehouse Assistant
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Forbes George
Production Team
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Gregg Howell
Production Team
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Mark Routh
Production Team
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Stephen Blasby
Production Team
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Peter Wills
Production Team
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Peter Kawelenko
Production Team
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Peter Foster
Production Team
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Nicola Stokes
Production Team
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Paul Hammerton
Production Team
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Alex Conway
Production Team
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Gary Lock
Production Team
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Jamie Micklefield
Production Team
Our Tour Guides
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Brian Love
Tour Guide
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Geoff Munro
Tour Guide
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Jyoti Mistri
Tour Guide
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Minna Cutler
Tour Guide
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David Beaumont
Tour Guide