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Our Patron

HRH The Prince of Wales KG KT GCB OM AK QSO CC PC ADC

Since 2003, HRH Prince Charles has been our Patron, following in the footsteps of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, who was our patron for 60 years. Reflecting on veteran mental health at a Combat Stress Centenary event, Prince Charles said: 

 

"...the challenge we face is greater than ever before and, as a Nation, we have a collective duty to support these veterans and facilitate their recovery – just as we have done in the past..."

HRH The Prince of Wales

President

General Sir Peter Wall, GCB CBE DL

The former head of the Army has been our President since 2014. He said:

"I became involved with Combat Stress because I thought it was the most important charity to be involved with in the aftermath of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It’s a key charity in the military sector and it’s a great privilege to be part of it."

General Sir Peter Wall

Our Trustees

Our Board of Trustees plays a vital role in the management of Combat Stress and have overall responsibility and accountability for everything the charity does.  They work very closely with our Directors and other members of the Combat Stress team.

Sally Goldthorpe, Vice Chair

"After doing a degree in Psychology, I started my career in the Royal Navy and then spent many years in the Royal Navy Reserve. As I reached a point in my career where I could dedicate the time, I wanted to take on a meaningful role to use my experience in a charity aligned to my interests in the Armed Forces and mental wellbeing."

Giles Peel, Chairman

"After 20 years in the Navy and leaving in my late thirties I understand how tough it can be to start afresh. Anything I can do to help others to live their lives after a Service career I will do."

Major Mickey Morrissey FSCI, Honorary Treasurer

"Coming from a family with a long history of serving in the armed forces and having spent twelve years in the Irish Guards, I thought getting involved with Combat Stress would be a good way of helping those that were less fortunate than me either during or after their time in the military."

Other members of our Board of Trustees are:

Dr Carole Allan MA MPhil PhD CSci CPsychol FBPsS, Douglas Campbell, Mark Izatt BSc., Surgeon Rear Admiral Calum McArthur FRCGP, Dr Jane McCue DL MS FRCS, George Osborne BA MBA, Jan Sobieraj, Graham Williams BA FCA.

 

Directors

Jeff Harrison, Interim CEO

Dr Felix Davies, Director of Operations

Alan Friggieri, Director of Marketing & Communications

Professor Catherine Kinane, Medical Director

Robert Marsh, Director of Fundraising.

Celebrity Ambassadors

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