Our 10 Trustees form the Council of Trustees and are responsible for upholding our founder’s vision of helping disabled veterans into meaningful employment. The trustees are all volunteers and, because the charity is also a company limited under guarantee, they are also the directors of the Company. The Trustees ensure the work and goals of the organisation are in line with the vision stated in The Poppy’s Factory’s “Objects of Association”. They take overall legal and financial responsibility for our work and must always act in the interests of the charity. The diversity of our Council is something we are proud of and each Trustee is able to draw on their unique background to bring a different set of skills to the table.
Sara Jones, CBE, DL
Maj Gen Dr Andrew R D Sharpe CBE PhD
During 34 years of military service, and nine operational tours, Andrew Sharpe commanded on operations in all ranks from second-lieutenant to brigadier. Andrew left the British Army as a Major General, completing his military career as the Director of the UK MoD’s independent think-tank: the DCDC. He is currently the Director of the British Army’s Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research and a Senior Mentor on the British Army’s generalship programme.
Mr Andrew J Truscott, ACA
Mr Steven C Monger-Godfrey, DSc (h.c.) FRICS
Mr Michael Bustard JP FICPD
Mr Julius P H S Wolff-Ingham
Mr Peter R Gill
Dr Sridevi Kalidindi
Mr Cliff Dare
Mr Simon Taylor
Mr Andrew Wishart
Andrew has held several senior positions, working for multi-national corporate and start-up companies alike in services, engineering, and technical sales over the past 30 years. He has worked within both IT, telecommunications and the pharmaceutical sector while working for KPMG Consulting, Motorola , ip.access , Perot Systems and Glaxo. Currently, he runs his own consulting business which allows him to take this important trustee role at The Poppy Factory.