Patron: 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: Lord Charles Allen of Kensington CBE
Charles’ business career ranges from media to hospitality. He is especially known for his contribution to the television industry, having played a key role in the creation of ITV. Currently he is Chairman of Global Media & Entertainment Group and ISS A/S. He is also Advisory Chairman at Moelis & Company. Charles was Vice Chairman of the London 2012 bid company, non –executive director of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Chairman of the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002. In 2002 he was awarded a CBE for his services to Sport and Community and in 2012 he was appointed a Knight Bachelor for his services to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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, and of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Sir Keith has a number of business interests in technology and property. Sir Keith is also Lifetime Patron for the Sported Foundation which he established in 2008.
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 has served in the British Army and more than 125 consecutive years on charity boards including Royal Foundation’s Endeavour Fund, Invictus Games London, Henley Festival, Henley Show, and Chair of River & Rowing Museum and Row2Recovery. His 5 current Trusteeships also include HALO Trust, Veterans’ Advisory & Pension Committee and he is Chair of two property companies.
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.
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.
Finance Director: Carolyn Liddiard
Carolyn joined the Invictus Games Foundation team in early 2020, from Bunzl plc. A Chartered Accountant with 20 years experience in the finance sector, Carolyn will be leading on the finance strategy for the charity, supported by the Development team. In her spare time, Carolyn is a trustee for the South Hampstead Junior School Hardship Fund.
Commercial and Fundraising Director: Matt Collis
Joining Invictus Games Foundation from education charity Big Change in March 2021, Matt was initially a commercial banker at RBS, working through a variety of roles in the institution before joining the non-profit sector in 2012. He is experienced in developing and managing different commercial and philanthropic partnership approaches, having led a variety of teams for both domestic and international causes, including at charities Cancer Research UK, Young Enterprise and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
Communications Director: Sam Newell
Sam was part of the communications team for the inaugural London 2014 Invictus Games. 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 Invictus Games Toronto 2017 before joining the Invictus Games Foundation full time from September 2018.
Grants and Programmes Director: David Wiseman
David joined the Invictus Games Foundation in 2020, following the transfer of the Endeavour Fund. He served in the British Army as an Infantryman with operational tours of both Iraq and Afghanistan during which he was wounded in action; shot in chest during a firefight in Helmand Province. This injury ended David’s career in the military but opened a new chapter in which he has dedicated his professional and much of his personal life to supporting other veterans. David was part of the original executive team for the inaugural Invictus Games in 2014, he was the UK Team Captain for the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 and is proud of winning a total 14 medals.
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.
Operations Manager: Hannah Fisher
Hannah joined the team in October 2016, supporting in the build up to the Invictus Games Toronto 2017. She joined the team after completing a diploma in Business Studies at Oxford Media and Business School. She supports the Operations Director in providing logistical support for the activities of the Invictus Games Foundation.
Grants Manager: Naomi Adie
Naomi joined the Invictus Games Foundation in 2020, following the transfer of the Endeavour Fund. She had previously joined the Royal Air Force in 2000 as a survival Equipment Specialist. She saw service working alongside the Army and RAF on Helicopters and Fast Jet Aircraft in Brunei, Operation BANNER in Northern Ireland and two tours of Operation HERRICK, Afghanistan. In 2014 Naomi was medically discharged from service due to a spinal and hip injury. She has represented at GB level for Para Ice Hockey and competed in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, winning a silver and two bronze medals at wheelchair racing.