Patron: His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex
The Duke of Sussex was inspired to bring the Invictus Games to London after visiting the Warrior Games in America 2013. The Duke sees the Games as an important part of a broader legacy of support, through a combination of on-going care, training and employment opportunities, to the well-being of those men and women who have served their country.
Chairman: Sir Keith Mills GBE DL
Sir Keith Mills is the former Deputy Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. He founded Air Miles International and is formerly Chairman of Loyalty Management Group Ltd, the company which owns and manages the Nectar programme. Sir Keith has a number of business interests in technology and property. Sir Keith is also Chairman of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and the charitable sport for development Sported Foundation.
Dave Henson MBE
Dave Henson was a Royal Engineer Search Adviser in the Army. He lost both his legs when he stepped on an IED in Helmand in 2011. Dave captained the British Armed Forces Team to victory at the London 2014 Invictus Games and won two Gold medals in Athletics and Sitting Volleyball.
Debbie Jevans CBE
Debbie Jevans was formerly Director of Sport for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Debbie is a member of the All England Lawn Tennis Club’s Committee of Management and Championships Committee, and board member of Sport England and the Football Association.
Edward Lane Fox LVO
Edward Lane Fox is a former captain in the Household Cavalry who served in Bosnia and Iraq. After leaving the Army he worked at financial communications firm, RLM Finsbury, before joining the staff of the Royal Household in 2013 where he was Private Secretary to HRH The Duke of Sussex until July 2018.
Guy Monson is Senior Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Sarasin & Partners, where he has worked since 1984. Guy is also a Trustee of the Chatsworth House Trust, a Foundation Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall Oxford and serves on the Advisory Board of the London School of Economics Ideas programme. In 2018 he was appointed treasurer to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Paddy Nicoll is a former soldier who co-founded Rubicon Security in Iraq and now co-chairs Henley Estates. Until recently he chaired Row2Recovery and the national Rowing Museum. He is also a Trustee of the HALO Trust.
Mary Reilly is a chartered accountant and former Partner at Deloitte LLP. She was previously Chair of the London Development Agency and was also on the Board of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
Chief Executive: Dominic Reid OBE
Dominic was responsible for the operational delivery of the inaugural Invictus Games in London 2014. A former army officer and architect he has worked on major events since being appointed Pageantmaster of the Lord Mayor’s Show in 1992. He was Executive Director of the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race, Director of the Royal Society’s 350th Anniversary Programme and worked on The Queen’s Golden Jubilee.
Chief Operating Officer: Rose Hall
Rose was a key member of the executive team that delivered the inaugural Invictus Games in London 2014. She oversaw the transition from delivery team to the Invictus Games Foundation. As Chief Operating Officer she is responsible for providing operational delivery support to host organising committees as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the Foundation. Rose was previously Head of Operations for a headhunting firm in Westminster.
Operations Director: Richard Smith CBE
Richard served in the Army as a Brigadier having deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He coordinated the contribution of 18,000 military personnel to the security of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. And he assisted in planning the security for the inaugural Invictus Games in London 2014. On leaving the Army in December 2015 he was appointed Director of Operations at the Stamford Endowed Schools before joining the Invictus Games Foundation full time in January 2019.
Communications Director: Sam Newell
Sam was part of the communications team for the inaugural London 2014 Invictus Games, building and developing the brand on social media channels, and the website. After the Games, he joined Step Up To Serve, the charity that coordinates the #iwill Campaign for youth social action. He remained a fan of the Games and briefly supported the communications team for the Toronto 2017 Invictus Games before joining the Invictus Games Foundation full time from September 2018.
Finance Director: Robert Cresswell
Robert is a chartered accountant who previously worked in one of the big four accounting firms in London. He specialised in entrepreneurial businesses and was a European Finance Director for an international consulting business implementing a significant growth strategy. He advises a number of charities and provided financial control and support for the inaugural Invictus Games in London 2014.
WIS Liaison Manager: Mickaela Richards
Mickaela joined the Royal Navy in 2006 as a Engineering Technician (Weapons Engineer). She saw service on HMS Portland and HMS Bulwark conducting anti-narcotics and anti-piracy operations. In 2011 Mickaela was involved in a car accident and was rehabilitated at Headley Court and Hasler Company. She competed in the London 2014 Invictus Games, winning two gold and one silver medal.