Malcolm joined the Forces Employment Charity as a Trustee in February 2021. He served as a pilot and commander in the Royal Air Force (RAF) for 30 years prior to starting a second career in the commercial and defence aeronautical engineering sector.
He is currently an Ambassador at the RAF Museum, having previously served as a Trustee and a Past Master of The Honourable Company of Air Pilots. Malcolm was privileged to be part of the Bomber Command Memorial (Green Park) delivery team and is delighted to be working with the Forces Employment Charity as he is passionate about the value which former Service colleagues can bring to any endeavour.
Ian was previously a Trustee of RFEA and has been a Trustee of the Forces Employment Charity since the combination with the Officers’ Association employment services in May 2022. He is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and is Chair of the Finance Committee. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease, Inc., a New York listed containership owner. He was previously Chief Financial Officer at CP Ships Limited, a containership operator, after 17 years with PriceWaterhouse, the last five as an audit partner.
Ian, who is a graduate of Cambridge University, served for 16 years, mostly in the Territorial Army.
Diana’s background is in communications, marketing and financial services. She ran her own award-winning agency for 30 years which she recently sold. She was a director of financial services behemoth Fidelity and a founder director of a leading annuities company.
She has been involved in a number of charities including Mencap, The South London CEPD, The Officers Association and The Sheppards Almshouses.
She has postgraduate qualifications from the LSE and Regents College in Industrial Relations and Executive Coaching.
Ryan is a seasoned civil servant with a proven track record of delivering demanding programmes globally. He brings tremendous experience and expertise in strategy, policy, change management and governance, with more than 20 years in international trade and defence and security appointments.
Before the Forces Employment Charity, Ryan was a trustee of the Officers’ Association.
Ramnik joined the Forces Employment Charity in May 2022 from the Officers’ Association where he had been a Trustee since 2018.
He was employed with ICI Paints for 30 years in roles covering research, technical service, sales, project management and business acquisition across Europe, Far East and China. Following sale of ICI Paints to PPG he worked as an independent consultant. He joined CAB as board member, was appointed a NED in an NHS Trust, and joined Network Rail as a Public Member. He joined the Magistracy in 2004 and served as Justice of the Peace for over 13 years in Reading and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Berkshire in 2010. He is a former governor of both primary and secondary schools and retains a strong interest in education, and in the field of mental health. He retains an interest in equality and diversity issues and recently joined the TVP’s SIAG to oversee the implementation of its Race Action Plan 2023-25.
His aspirations for the charity are to be the first “go to” choice of our Armed Forces leavers and their families when seeking employment.
Lieutenant Colonel Mac McPherson retired from the army after almost 45 years’ service in 2015. He has served in several operational theatres and has been an arctic warfare instructor, a Regimental Sergeant Major and served in the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as a Chief Instructor.
Since leaving he has been a director and trustee in a number of charitable organisations comprising large national organisations and smaller regional charities with an emphasis on veterans’ groups and those in and around the justice system.
He was awarded an MBE in 2009 birthday honours list and was the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire in 2022/23. Mac is the President of the Royal British Legion in South and West Yorkshire and the Chairman of Yorkshire Crimebeat. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of South Yorkshire.
Mac was a keen but inelegant skier, is a disgraceful but honest golfer and likes reading, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.
Surgeon Rear Admiral Calum McArthur FRCGP left the Royal Navy in April 2015 in the rank of Surgeon Rear Admiral. He has wide ranging experience in general practice, general practice training, medical management and leadership, governance and appraisal.
Since leaving the Royal Navy he has worked in general practice as well as serving as a Non-Executive Director for Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; a Specialist Adviser for the Care Quality Commission and a Trustee with Royal Star and Garter Homes; Combat Stress, the Officers Association and most recently, the Forces Employment Charity.
Susan became an RFEA trustee in 2020 and joined the board of the Forces Employment Charity on its formation in May 2022 after a long career as a senior civil servant in MoD.
During her time in Whitehall she gained a wealth of experience working alongside the military in a wide range of roles supporting military operations, delivering business requirements, HR functions, information technology and working with NATO, chairing international committees in support of operations. She chairs the Forces Employment Charity Remuneration Committee as well as being a member of the working group which helped to set up the charity.
Susan was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list in 2020 for Services to Defence.
Peter left the British Infantry in 2012, after a busy 12-year career, during which he did multiple tours of Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland, and held postings in Kenya and Somalia.
After retiring, Peter worked in corporate security before founding his own business, Toro, in 2015. Toro is a security risk management firm that keeps businesses, governments, and private clients safe by blending cyber and physical security and educating clients about the ever-evolving threat landscape.
In 2017 Peter co-founded a non-profit called TechVets to help service leavers, veterans and spouses seek mentors, training and careers in the technology and cyber sectors. TechVets is now a programme within the Forces Employment Charity, which supports the much wider employment needs of veterans and spouses.
Peter is a Trustee of the Royal Anglian Regiment Charity and supports The Royal British Legion’s London Poppy Day.