Champions

Baroness Audrey Emerton DBE DL

Baroness Audrey Emerton is a distinguished member of the nursing profession with numerous prestigious remits at national level including chairing UKCC. She has had a long association with Order of St John, initially joining as a cadet in 1946 and progressing continually, holding the post of Chief Co... Read more

The Lord Smith of Kelvin KT CH

Lord Smith is one of Scotland’s leading business figures. He holds the chairmanship of both SSE and the UK Green Investment Bank and was chair of the organising committee for the hugely successful Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Robert Smith was educated at Allan Glen’s School before qualifying... Read more

General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB DSO and Bar OBE ADC – Vice Chief of Defence Staff

Gordon Messenger was commissioned on 15 September 1983 and is a qualified Mountain Leader.  In 1995 he graduated from the Canadian Forces Command and Staff Course No 21. General Messenger served with British Forces in the former Yugoslavia in 2000 (Kosovo), for which he was appointed Officer of... Read more

Lieutenant General (Retired) Sir Alistair Irwin KCB CBE

Lieutenant General Sir Alistair Irwin KCB CBE was commissioned into The Black Watch in 1970 after graduating from St Andrews University. He commanded 1st Battalion The Black Watch in Northern Ireland, Edinburgh and West Berlin. His last four appointments in the Army were Commandant of the Royal Mili... Read more

Lieutenant General (Retired) Sir Mark Mans KCB CBE DL

Lieutenant General Sir Mark Mans was commissioned into the Corps of Royal Engineers and in a military career lasting almost 40 years saw regimental and operational service worldwide. He held a variety of high level appointments and prior to retirement in 2012 served on the Army Board as the Adjutant... Read more

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE

Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE FAcSS  is an American-born British psychologist and 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.  Before moving to Manchester he was Distinguished Professor at Lancaster University... Read more

Major General R T I Munro CBE TD (LATE PARA)

Major General Ranald Munro joined the 10th Battalion The Parachute Regiment in December 1986 and, having served for a year as a private soldier, was commissioned into the Battalion from RMA Sandhurst in 1988.  He received his Territorial Decoration in 1999, Bar in 2005 and awarded his VRSM in 2... Read more

Dr. Rosemary Kennedy CBE OstJ TD

Rosemary trained at St.George’s Hospital London on the 2+1 Experimental Scheme gaining the Gold Medal.  She has held several senior posts in the NHS including General Manager and Director of Nursing. Rosemary was appointed Chief Nursing Officer for Wales in 1999 and was responsible for the pu... Read more

Major General (Retired) John Stokoe CB CBE

A former Major General in the British Army, John retired in 1999 as Commander UK Land Forces. Since then he has followed a Board-level business career in the construction, infrastructure and IT sectors; this included four years as the Head of Corporate Affairs, Marketing and Communications for the L... Read more

Dr Gordon Paterson OBE

Dr Paterson is a specialist in Public Health with over 35 years’ experience in the NHS. Gordon has served as an advisor on cancer and screening programmes to the four UK Health Departments for which he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Gordon’s involvement with DMW... Read more