Our Boards of Trustees
Our Boards of Trustees are responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of the Charities.
They meet regularly during the year to consider, determine and review Help for Heroes' strategies and policies, and to receive reports from senior management.
Our Trustees bring to the Charities a depth and breadth of expertise with extensive backgrounds in the military, in the legal, finance and medicine professions, communications and professional services.
All Trustees work for Help for Heroes on an unpaid as well as voluntary capacity.
The Boards have delegated some of their powers and responsibilities to a series of committees and panels that cover areas such as Finance, Legal, Property and Risk. These panels comprise Trustees, management and external advisors/experts.
General the Lord Dannatt - President
General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL was commissioned into The Green Howards in 1971 and served with the 1st Battalion in Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Germany and commanded the Battalion in the Airmobile role from 1989 to 1991. From 1994 to 1996 he commanded 4th Armoured Brigade in Germany and Bosnia. He took command of 3rd (United Kingdom) Division in January 1999, and served in Kosovo that year as Commander British Forces. In 2000 he returned to Bosnia as the Deputy Commander Operations of the Stabilisation Force (SFOR). From 2001 to 2002 he was the Assistant Chief of the General Staff in the Ministry of Defence before taking command of NATO’s Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC). In March 2005 he took over as Commander-in-Chief Land Command, and assumed the appointment of Chief of the General Staff in August 2006.
He retired from the Army in August 2009 to become Constable of The Tower of London. He published his autobiography: “Leading from the Front” in September 2010. General the Lord Dannatt became a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London in July 2010 and in January 2011 he was appointed a Life Peer and sits on the Crossbenches.
He has been hugely involved in H4H from the start, both as a Trustee and as a Founder Patron before agreeing to become the first President of the Charity.
Read our Annual Reports here.