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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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.
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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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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.
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.
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Lisa joined The Not Forgotten from in August 2019 to take on the role of Fundraising Coordinator, where her main responsibility is to look after our fabulous fundraisers and volunteers. Lisa is also in charge of organising station collections, helping fundraisers plan their events and helping to orchestrate corporate fundraising partnerships, so there is never a dull moment in her calendar.
Lisa was drawn to the work of The Not Forgotten through her family’s military background; her grandfather served in the Great War and suffered from mental health issues as a result of his service. The Not Forgotten’s cause is therefore very close to her heart. Born and bred in Zimbabwe, Lisa and her husband moved to the UK in 2002 and she has been working in the charitable sector ever since. When not supporting our wonderful fundraisers, Lisa spends her time volunteering for the Homeless Cats Rescue and campaigning for animal rights and environmental causes.
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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.
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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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