RBLI is governed by a Board of Trustees who are responsible for our strategic direction, governance and policy. Our trustees oversee the work of our Chief Executive and Senior Management Team, who lead on the day to day management of the charity.


We are honoured to have Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent GCVO as our Patron. As an ambassador of RBLI for over 40 years, the Duchess has helped to mark many significant milestones, and we are grateful for her continued support.

Board of Trustees

Our Trustees are all volunteers who have a wealth of experience within the Military, corporate and charity sectors. They devote their time and expertise to ensure that our work stays true to our objectives and that we continue to lead by example as a disability confident employer, investing in our staff to reach their full potential.

Chairman Stephen Kingsman DL
Vice Chairman Frank Martin DL

Trustees Brigadier Kerr OBE
Nadra Ahmed OBE DL
Blair Gulland
David Montgomery
Des Crampton DL
Kate Bosley
Kathryn Cearns

Development Board

Our Development Board is formed of key individuals from the corporate and military world, working to support RBLI in the run up to our centenary year in 2019. As the ambassadors of RBLI, our Development Board members have pledged to dedicate their time voluntarily to the advancement of our work and to spearhead our centenary village development.

Acting Chairman Frank Martin DL
James Hopkins - Chief Executive, Annington Homes
Michael Head - Chairman, Crown Imperial
Fenlon Dunphy - Owner, Oldstone Consultants
Mark Cahill - Managing Director, Manpower Group
Major General Nicholas Ashmore CB OBE