Welcome, Deirdre Mills!

Tim Husband General

The Poppy Factory’s new Chief Executive, Deirdre Mills, has just started work at the disability employment charity.

Mrs Mills will be leading The Poppy Factory through its new 5-year strategy, working with staff and trustees to build towards a future where every workplace values wounded, injured and sick veterans.

The charity is close to Deirdre’s heart as she has served in the British Army herself and was recently a Director at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), experiencing The Poppy Factory’s Getting You Back to Work programme first-hand when the CWGC employed a disabled veteran through the scheme.

The work of The Poppy Factory really resonates. The charity has a rich history, a strong link with remembrance, and a solid plan to help our veterans today.” said Deirdre.

I am looking forward to working with the team here to shape a modern organisation so that we can help even more wounded, injured and sick veterans back into work over the coming years.”


Deirdre Mills Chief Executive Poppy Factory