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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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