Servicemen and women outside Haig House

Governance

The Legion is governed by a Board of Trustees. Elections and appointments are staggered over a three year cycle to allow an intake of new Trustees every year.

The Board exercises responsibility for the overall strategic direction, governance and management of the Legion. The Board delegates responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Legion through the Director General to the Executive Board.

 

Patron and National President

The Royal British Legion is honoured to have Her Majesty the Queen as its Patron. While having royal patronage from its founding in 1921, the Legion received its "Royal" appellation in 1971 on its golden anniversary.

The National President of The Royal British Legion is Air Marshal David Walker CB CBE AFC MA RAF (Rtd) appointed in May 2016.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal is President of the Women's Section of The Royal British Legion.

Board of Trustees

National Chairman

Terry Whittles

National Vice Chairman

Una Cleminson

   

Elected Trustees                                                                                                       

Appointed Trustees

Denise Edgar

Adrian Burn

Lt Col Joseph Falzon OSJ BEM

Jason Coward

Roger Garratt 

Maj Gen David Jolliffe CB FRCP

Colin Kemp

Philip Moore

Anny Reid

Anthony Macaulay

Rod Bedford

Catherine Quinn

Lt Col David Whimpenny

 

Women's Section

Pat Chrimes
Chairwoman of the Women's Section

Executive Board

Director General

Charles Byrne

Director of Finance

Daniel Oppenheimer

Director Operations

Antony Baines

Director Fundraising

Claire Rowcliffe

Director Remembrance & Marketing

Gary Ryan

Director Human Resources & Organisational Development

Sue Donaldson

Director of Information Systems & Data Governance

Paul Clements

Director of Membership & Volunteering Emma Cannings
   

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Head of Governance & Administration

Allan Burgin

Chief Financial Officer

Helen Downie