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Our Patron

His Majesty King Charles III.

His Majesty King Charles III was our Patron as the Prince of Wales from 2003 until his accession in 2022. Following His Majesty The King’s Accession, the Royal Household will over the coming months conduct a review of Royal Patronage. The review will cover the organisations of which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was Patron and those organisations to which The King and The Queen Consort were connected through Patronage or Presidency as Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

Reflecting on veteran mental health at a Combat Stress Centenary event, His Majesty King Charles III 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..."

His Majesty King Charles III


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 BSc, 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."

George Osborne BA MBA, Honorary Treasurer

"Working with Combat Stress allows me to follow a passion to help veterans across the country to live rewarding lives. As a veteran who served with the Royal Anglian Regiment for over a decade, I bring the empathy of experience of recent conflicts twinned with financial services industry expertise to the charity.”

Other members of our Board of Trustees are:

Dr Carole Allan MA MPhil PhD CPsychol FBPsS

Douglas Campbell BSc

Rorie Evans CFA


Mark Izatt BSc


Dr Jane McCue DL MS FRCS

Graham Williams BA FCA




Jeff Harrison, CEO

Dr Felix Davies, Director of Operations

Alan Friggieri, Director of Marketing, Communication and Information, Company Secretary

Professor Catherine Kinane MB BCh BAO DObs DCh DFMH MRCGP FRCPsych MSc, Medical Director

Robert Marsh, Director of Fundraising.



Vice Presidents

Dennis Bailey MCSI

Air Vice-Marshal Nigel Baldwin CB CBE

Robert Bieber MBE MA

Major General Peter Currie CB CBE

Commodore Toby Elliott OBE DL RN

Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Graham Bt CB CBE

Brigadier Charles Grant OBE

Jenny M Green OBE MA

Sir Bernard Jenkin MP

Major Mickey Morrissey FCSI

Dr Lord Moonie

Richard Nunneley MBE

Surgeon Captain Morgan O'Connell RN

Dr Chai Patel CBE FRCP

Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG KC

Jan Sobieraj

Derek Twigg MP

Dr Suzy Walton BSc MSc PhD CPsychol CSci Cdir FRSA FIoD

Professor Sir Simon C Wessely  MA BM BCh MSc MD FRCP FRCPsych FMedSci FRS

Air Marshal Sir Robert Wright KBE AFC FRAeS

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