Meet the teams

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.

Our Employability Team

Elisabeth Skeet

Head of Employability Services

Adam Green

Lead Employability Consultant – North

Tom Adam

Lead Employability Consultant – South

Shaun Johnson

Employment Co-ordinator

Michael Allen

Employability Co-ordinator (PT)

Arren Hymas

Employability & Engagement Advisor (South)

Claire Wright

Employability & Engagement Advisor (North)

Jane Russell

Employability Consultant: Midlands

Giles Harrison

Employability Consultant: North East

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

Rachel Price

Employability Consultant

Keiron Coombs

Employability Consultant: East of England

Pete Rhodes

Employability Consultant: North West

Suzanne Ledsham

Employability Consultant: North Wales

Our CEO’s Team

Deirdre Mills

Chief Executive

Following a successful first career in the British Army, Deirdre worked in communications and strategy development and as a consultant to the third sector. She spent several years abroad, working, in particular, on HIV and gender issues in sub-Saharan Africa.  More recently, Deirdre was a Director at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, leading activity within the UK, Ireland and the Nordic countries.

Liz Vinton

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Jonathan Marks

Project Manager, WIS Veterans Employment Group

Our Marketing & Communications Team

Joanna Jacobson

Head of Communications

Nick Eaglesfield

Marketing & Communications Manager

Harry Steele

Customer Service Administrator

Samuel Sowemimo

Marketing & Communications Assistant

Tanya Moore

Insights Manager

Our Production Team

Bill Kay

General Manager

Ray Burrell

Stock Controller

John Newbury

Production Manager

Phil Hayton

Warehouse & Union Representative

Our Tour Guides

Brian Love

Tour Guide

Geoff Monroe

Tour Guide

Jyoti Mistri

Tour Guide

Robert Moddrel 

Tour Guide

David Beaumont

Tour Guide

Minna Cutler

Tour Guide

Our Fundraising Team

Elizabeth George

Head of Fundraising

Amanda Miller

Senior Philanthropy Manager

Rhiannon Hughes

Corporate & Events Fundraising Manager

Simon Mihailovic

Events Fundraiser

Abu Serugo-Lugo

Individual Giving Fundraiser

Paz Paramjothy

Bid Writer

Karen Dawson

Trusts & Foundations

Judith Rosten

Trusts & Foundations

Caroline Smith

Fundraising Administrator

Our Finance, HR and IT Teams

Ken Bisset

Finance Director

Keren Rowlands

Human Resources Business Partner

Charlotte Dymock

Human Resources (Interim)

Alice Barrett

Volunteers Manager

Steve Goodman

Accountant (Interim)

Kevin Moore

Accounts Assistant

Karen Gillespie

Database & Applications Manager

Odile Moheb Ahanchi

Temporary Finance Administrator

The Poppy Factory Team