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New Directors and Lay Advisers appointed by FiMT

The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) is pleased to announce that it has appointed two new Directors to its Board, Richard Harries and Adrian Bell.

Richard Harries is Director of the Power to Change Research Institute. A former senior civil servant and deputy director of the think tank Reform, Richard has extensive experience of public policy. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Volunteering Matters, the Advisory Council of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), a trustee of Caritas Social Action Network and a Visiting Senior Fellow at St Mary’s University.

Adrian Bell joined the Royal Navy in 1980 and saw operational service in a number of theatres and finished his career as Commander, British Forces, Gibraltar. Following his decision to leave the Royal Navy in 2010 he became Chief Executive of the Kent Air Ambulance Trust. Since 2018 he has been Chief Executive of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) and a member of the Executive Committee of Cobseo, the Confederation of Service Charities.

FiMT has also appointed two new Lay Advisers to its Finance and Investments Committee, Richard Gray and Nicholas Lambert who bring a wealth of financial expertise that will help us to protect and maximise its charitable endowment.

Ray Lock, Chief Executive of FiMT, said: “We warmly welcome the new Directors and Lay Advisers to FiMT and are extremely grateful for the time they are giving in support of our mission. Their skills and experience will add to the Board’s already substantial capability. We are looking forward very much to working with them to increase our influence and impact, using the body of evidence we fund, to ensure that all ex-Service personnel and their families lead fulfilled civilian lives.”