Meet our team

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

Our Employability Team

Sarah Casemore

Director of Operations (Service Delivery)

Tom Adam

Employability Team Manager

Adam Green

Employability Team Manager

Pete Rhodes

Employability Team Manager

Shaun Johnson

Employment Co-ordinator

Michael Allen

Employability Co-ordinator (PT)

Claire Wright

Employability & Engagement Advisor (North)

Jane Russell

Employability Consultant: Midlands

Arren Hymas

Employability & Engagement Advisor (South)

Giles Harrison

Employability Consultant: North East

Farrah Webb

Employability Consultant: South West

Carole-Anne Jones

Employability Consultant: North West

Sami Choudhury

Employability Consultant: London & South East

Rachel Price

Employability Consultant

Jayne Boase

Employability Consultant: North West (Interim)

Zarah Khan

Employability Consultant: South Yorkshire

Tanya Moore

Insights Manager

Katy Hankins

Employability Consultant: Home Counties, South Central

Keiron Coombs

Employability Consultant: East of England

Suzanne Ledsham

Employability Consultant: North Wales

Natalie McCombe

Employability Consultant: South West Wales

Kirsty Gronow

Employability Consultant: South East Wales

Rebecca Thorn

Employability Consultant: Midlands

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

Our Marketing & Communications Team

Joanna Jacobson

Head of Communications

Carine Vargas

Marketing & Digital Manager

Harry Steele

Customer Service Administrator

Samuel Sowemimo

Content & Marketing Officer

Dan Hodges

Senior PR & Media 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

Minna Cutler 

Tour Guide

David Beaumont

Tour Guide

Our Fundraising Team

Amanda Miller

Senior Philanthropy Manager

Luana Minutella

Individual Giving & Legacies Manager

Clare Murray

Trust Fundraising Manager

Paz Paramjothy

Bid Writer

Karen Dawson

Trusts & Foundations

Caroline Smith

Trust Officer

Holly Butcher 

Capital Fundraiser

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

Ajay Bahri

Finance Manager

Kevin Moore

Finance Officer

Karen Gillespie

Database & Applications Manager

Odile Moheb Ahanchi

Finance Administrator

Chris Bates

Interim IT Manager

Mark Louw

Finance Director

The Poppy Factory Team