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Our Team

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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

AL GONÇALVES

Head of Finance & Exec. Officer

Al brings a wealth of financial and accounting experience gained in South Africa, the USA and the UK, particularly in the charity sector. Al ran his own accounting practice in Cape Town, South Africa, specialising in small businesses and was a co-founder of the South African AIDS Foundation.

Al is an active charity volunteer and currently serves as chair of the finance committee of a Camden Town charity. His other interests include the theatre, ballet and discovering art galleries. He also enjoys travelling and exploring the many parks and green spaces in and around London.

Contact Al: al@thenotforgotten.org

Rosie Thompson

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

Assitant 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

Milly Garnier

Communications Manager

Milly joined The Not Forgotten as a volunteer in August 2016 just after graduating from university. She was soon offered a full-time role creating publicity material, developing our social media activity and assisting our Events Team. Her responsibilities now include the website, social media, the Annual Review, advertising and PR.

The youngest of five sisters, Milly loves spending time with her family and is a keen squash player.

Contact Milly: milly@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 picturesque town of Stratford-upon-Avon 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.

Living in the town of Shakespeare’s birth, Ian spends a lot of time at The Royal Shakespeare Company’s theatres whilst also avidly following any cricket match he can find.

Contact Ian: ian@thenotforgotten.org

Lisa Brooker

Fundraising Coordinator

Lisa Brooker will soon be joining The Not Forgotten team.

Sam Hammond

Finance & TVs Assistant

Sam joined The Not Forgotten in April 2018. His main responsibility is the processing of all television requests, but he also assists the finance department. A keen actor, Sam hopes to one day tread the boards of London’s greatest theatres, and so when not at work he can be found at drama class or playing capoeira.

Karlie Smith

Office Assistant

Karlie Smith will soon be joining The Not Forgotten team.

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
Air Vice Marshal

Barry Newton

CB CVO OBE

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

Group Captain

Jacqueline Gross

RRC

Mr Glenn Hurstfield

Mr Stephen Neel

The Lord Newall

DL
Colonel

James Partridge

TD DL

Mr Barry Plummer

Commodore

S J Scorer

RN FNI FCMI

Matt Tomlinson

(WO1 RM Retd)
CGC MC MSM
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
Air Vice Marshal

Barry Newton

CB CVO OBE


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

Group Captain

Jacqueline Gross

RRC

Mr Glenn Hurstfield

Mr Stephen Neel

The Lord Newall

DL
Colonel

James Partridge

TD DL

Mr Barry Plummer

Commodore

S J Scorer

RN FNI FCMI

Matt Tomlinson

(WO1 RM Retd)
CGC MC MSM
Commodore

Peter Tribe

RN