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Our Team

  • Staff
  • Trustees

BRIG. JAMES STOPFORD CBE

Chief Executive

James took over as Chief Executive in April 2016 having left the Army in December 2015 after 36 years of service.

He joined the Irish Guards in 1980 and served in the full range of military appointments before commanding ‘the Micks’ in 1999. Post command he completed further operational tours to Northern Ireland, Iraq and Pakistan. His final appointment was as Commander British Forces Afghanistan.

He is a member of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, Chairman of the Gallipoli Association, an enthusiastic but untalented sailor and lover of all outdoor activities. Married to Michelle, a solicitor, they have 2 grown up children: Izzie, a doctor, and Milo, a Royal Marine.

Contact James: james@thenotforgotten.org

Rosie Thompson MBE

Head of Events

Rosie has been our Head of Events since 1998 and during that time has met many thousands of veterans – all of whom inspire her. Rosie’s passions are any outdoors activity – except sailing! She has a real love of animals, especially her beloved cocker spaniel, Bridie. When not working – which is rare – she is busy raising money in a variety of ways for The Not Forgotten.

She has completed 24 marathons, many half marathons and several long distance challenges. In 2017 she fulfilled a long-held ambition to successfully complete the Marathon Des Sables “The Toughest Footrace on Earth” and is now the proud owner of a much treasured medal.

Contact Rosie: rosie@thenotforgotten.org

Anne McGinley

Assistant to Head of Events

Anne joined The Not Forgotten in 1999. She previously worked for the United Nations in Geneva, New York and Damascus before returning to England as P.A. to the President of a large international record company. 

Anne helps Rosie to organise the charity’s busy programme of activities, liaising with veterans’ organisations and our beneficiaries as well as representing the charity at events. She has a daughter and two stepchildren and enjoys walking, concerts, visiting museums and exhibitions.

Contact Anne: anne@thenotforgotten.org

Eddie Bingham

Communications Officer

Eddie joined The Not Forgotten team in 2020 and looks after our website, social media accounts, newsletter, and other communications channels. He also produces our marketing materials and video content.

He has 2 years of experience working in Communications, and before that, spent 2 years working as an award-winning journalist in East Anglia and the South West.

Outside of The Not Forgotten, Eddie is a keen football player, and a hip-hop dance teacher and choreographer. He also once trained as a professional wrestler as part of a documentary he produced.

Contact Eddie: eddie@thenotforgotten.org

Ian Brand

Grants Officer

Having worked at the MoD for 3 decades, Ian lived in Croatia for a couple of years before returning to the UK and joining The Not Forgotten. His main role as Grants Officer is the vital task of generating the income needed for our events, by applying to civilian and military organisations for funding.

Now residing in a small village in Northern Lincolnshire, Ian spends his free time enjoying the great outdoors – be it walking, running or cycling and avidly following any cricket he can find.

Contact Ian: ian@thenotforgotten.org

Sam Johnson

Fundraising Coordinator

Karlie Smith

Office & Database Administrator

Karlie joins The Not Forgotten with 12 years’ experience in the charity sector, where she has honed her office management skills. Karlie is responsible for logging all new beneficiaries on our system, supporting the Events team during busy periods, keeping The Not Forgotten’s HQ ship-shape and, most importantly, ensuring that our database is running smoothly.

Having grown up in Cyprus, Karlie moved to London aged 24 and now lives in south east London with her 2 sons, where she loves walking, reading, swimming and bird-watching.

Contact Karlie: karlie@thenotforgotten.org

Lorraine Plummer

Merchandise Coordinator

Lorraine joined The Not Forgotten as an official volunteer in 2015, following a successful career in Retail Merchandising and Supply Chain. With her wealth of experience and expertise in the retail industry, Lorraine became a part-time member of staff in September 2016 to help us launch our hugely popular webstore.

When not acting as The Not Forgotten’s guru on all things merchandise-related, Lorraine can be found walking Pelé the Hungarian Vizsla or learning Spanish with her husband Barry and two children, Benjamin and Sienna.

Contact Lorraine: lorraine@thenotforgotten.org

Admiral of The Fleet

Sir Benjamin Bathurst

GCB DL
Commandant

Anthea Larken

CBE
General

The Lord Dannatt

GCB CBE MC DL
Air Chief Marshal

Sir Stephen Dalton

GCB ADC FRAeS
Major General

Sir Christopher Airy

KCVO CBE
Lieutenant Colonel

T J Tedder

Brigadier

R J Heywood

OBE DL
Colonel

Piers Storie-Pugh

OBE TD DL
Major

D A C Smyth

MBE TD

Mr David Cowley

Mr Mark Nicholls

Treasurer

Mr Paul Botterill


(Also a member of the General Committee)
Medical Officer

Dr Kate Goble

MBBS MRCGP DipOccMed

(Also a member of the General Committee)
Chaplain

Rev. (Col Retd) Peter Hewlett-Smith

OBE

Mr Jeremy Archer

Ms Lisa Gibbard

Group Captain

Jacqueline Gross

RRC

Mr Glenn Hurstfield

Mr Tom Long

Mr Stephen Neel

The Lord Newall

DL
Colonel

James Partridge

TD DL

Mr Barry Plummer

Mr Simon Post

Mr Francis Roseman

Commodore

Jim Scorer

RN FNI FCMI
Commodore

Peter Tribe

RN


Presidents

Admiral of The Fleet

Sir Benjamin Bathurst

GCB DL
Commandant

Anthea Larken

CBE
General

The Lord Dannatt

GCB CBE MC DL
Air Chief Marshal

Sir Stephen Dalton

GCB ADC FRAeS


Vice-presidents

Major General

Sir Christopher Airy

KCVO CBE
Lieutenant Colonel

T J Tedder

Brigadier

R J Heywood

OBE DL
Colonel

Piers Storie-Pugh

OBE TD DL
Major

D A C Smyth

MBE TD


Chairman & Vice Chairman

Mr David Cowley

Mr Mark Nicholls



Honorary Appointments

Treasurer

Mr Paul Botterill


(Also a member of the General Committee)
Medical Officer

Dr Kate Goble

MBBS MRCGP DipOccMed

(Also a member of the General Committee)
Chaplain

Rev. (Col Retd) Peter Hewlett-Smith

OBE


General Committee

Mr Jeremy Archer

Ms Lisa Gibbard

Group Captain

Jacqueline Gross

RRC

Mr Glenn Hurstfield

Mr Tom Long

Mr Stephen Neel

The Lord Newall

DL
Colonel

James Partridge

TD DL

Mr Barry Plummer

Mr Simon Post

Mr Francis Roseman

Commodore

Jim Scorer

RN FNI FCMI
Commodore

Peter Tribe

RN