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Chief Executive, Brigadier James Stopford CBE
James took over as Chief Executive in April 2016 having left the Army (Irish Guards) in December 2015 after 36 years of service.  He is a member of Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, Chairman of The Gallipoli Association, an enthusiastic but untalented sailor, lover of all outdoor activities and passionate about his family.  He is married to Michelle, a solicitor, and they have two grown up children, a doctor (des) and vintner (practising!). Email: chiefexecutive@nfassociation.org

 

Rosie croppedHead of Events, Rosie Thompson
Rosie has been our Head of Events for 18 years 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 Amber. When not working – which is rare – she is busy raising money in a variety of ways for the NFA. She has completed 24 marathons, many half marathons and several long distance challenges; and in 2017 she will fulfil a long-held ambition to take part in the Marathon des Sables. Email: events@nfassociation.org

 

Head of Finance & Executive Officer, Al Balelo-GoncalvesAl
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.
Email: finance@nfassociation.org

 

Anne finalAssistant to Head of Events and Holidays Manager, Anne McGinley
Anne joined the NFA 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 NFA’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. Email: holidays@nfassociation.org

 

Communications Manager, Phil Jenkins
Phil joined the NFA in 2011 and has worked in most areas of the charity. After spending some 25 years in commercial roles in the travel industry – including co-founding a tour operating business – he became a freelance marketing consultant before joining the NFA. His responsibilities include the website, social media, the Annual Review, advertising, PR and looking after our fundraisers. Likes include most styles of music and sport, especially his hometown football club Hereford FC. Email: admin@nfassociation.org

 

IT & Database Manager, Nick Jones-Evans
Nick began his career as a youth project worker in Wales in 2010 before moving to London in 2012 to work as a support worker in a homeless hostel. As well as his technical responsibilities, Nick also runs our Television Department. He has qualifications in IT and computer game development and lives in North London with his partner, Sam. Email: nick@nfassociation.org 

 

Communications Officer, Milly Garnier
Milly joined the NFA as a volunteer in August 2016 just after graduating from Bristol University. She proved so invaluable that we soon offered her a full-time role creating publicity material, developing our social media activity and assisting our Events Team. The youngest of five sisters, Milly loves spending time with her family and is a keen squash player. Email: milly@nfassociation.org

 

Fundraising Co-ordinator, Ellen Clancy                                                                                                  
Ellen joined the NFA in July 2017 in this new part-time role. A recent graduate of Bristol University, Ellen has moved away from her degree subject of Neuroscience to focus on the third sector. She has held similar positions at three other charities: Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Nancholi Youth Organisation and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Ellen dislikes all forms of physical exercise, but is always willing to lend a helping hand especially if doughnuts are involved!
Email: fundraising@nfassociation.org

 

Finance and Office Administrator, Katy Scrivener                                   
Katy is the newest addition to our team. After graduating from Leeds University in Classical Civilisation, she gained two years’ marketing experience working in the events sector and has recently returned from her travels to the Far East and Australia. Katy’s varied role includes assisting Al with financial matters and helping out with any other task at hand. She is a big lover of all things related to food and to film.
Email: katy@nfassociation.org