Meet the team

All of our staff, trustees and volunteers are determined to support the vision of our founder, Major Howson, who beleived that no disabled veteran should be denied the opportunity for meaningful employment.

Deirdre Mills

Chief Executive

Following a successful first career in the British Army, Deirdre worked for health and equality NPOs abroad, consulted to the third sector in the UK and has recently been a Director at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Ken Bisset

Finance Director

Bill Kay

General Manager

Elisabeth Skeet

Head of Employability Services

Elizabeth George

Head of Fundraising

Nick Eaglesfield

Marketing & Communications Manager

Keren Rowlands

Human Resources Business Partner

John Newbury

Production Manager

Alice Barrett

Volunteers Manager

Rhiannon Hughes

Corporate & Events Fundraising Manager

Adam Green

Lead Employability Consultant

Tom Adam

Lead Employability Consultant

Harry Steele

Customer Service Administrator

Shaun Johnson

Employment Co-ordinator

Liz Vinton

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Jane Russell

Employability Consultant: Midlands

Giles Harrison

Employability Consultant: North East

Simon Mihailovic

Events Fundraiser

Caroline Smith

Fundraising Administrator

Arren Hymas

Employability & Engagement Advisor

Nicky Darton

Employability Consultant: North & Mid Wales

Suzanne Ledsham

Employability Consultant: South Wales

Pete Rhodes

Employability Consultant: North West

Karen Dawson

Trusts & Foundations

Judith Rosten

Trusts & Foundations

Farrah Webb

Employability Consultant: South West

Carole-Anne Jones

Employability Consultant: North West

Sue Ellis

Employability Consultant: London & South East

Sami Choudhury

Employability Consultant: London & South East

Claire Wright

Employability & Engagement Advisor: North

Ray Burrell

Stock Controller

Karen Gillespie

Database & Applications Manager

Kevin Moore

Accounts Assistant

Phil Hayton

Warehouse & Union Representative

Jonathan Marks

Project Manager, WIS Veterans Employment Group

Rachel Price

Employability Consultant

Keiron Coombs

Employability Consultant: East of England

Brian Love

Tour Guide

Geoff Monroe

Tour Guide

Odile Moheb Ahanchi

Temporary Finance Administrator

The Poppy Factory Team