Our Trustees

Our Trustees

Wars and natural disasters are part of life, so the problems we were founded to address are not going to be solved or go away.  Our determination to mitigate these problems, and help those affected to regain the stability and hope of normal life, requires us to take a long view, with commitment and a practical perspective.

Each our non-medical Trustees has personal experience of war and natural disaster.   All our Trustees have specific expertise to address the wide range of problems created by war and disaster; and the ability to ensure that the effects of our work proliferate to where it is needed.

We’ve forged strong links with our USA colleagues, especially in Los Angeles which has the largest population of war veterans of an American city.


Jeremy Charles:  Independent Co-Chair SOWF, recently COO Old Mutual Wealth Management


Richard Nunneley: Independent Co-Chair SOWF, Chairman EMAC Capital, ASTIA, Impact Investment Partners LLP, formerly Treasurer and Trustee of Combat Stress and a former Lt Col in The Black Watch, and First De Facto CEO  of the Armed Forces Common Investment Fund.



chris-norburtProf Chris Norbury:  Professor of Molecular Pathology and Deputy Director of Preclinical Studies at the University of Oxford; Kingsland Fellow in Medical Science at The Queen’s College, Oxford.

University of Oxford

jon-sherinJonathan Sherin, M.D., Ph.D.,Director Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

Formerly Chief Medical Officer, Volunteers of America; former Mental Health Chief at the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs; Clinical Professor in Neuroscience, University of Miami




Prof Peter Whybrow: Chair SOWF Scientific Advisory Board and Director Semel Institute (UCLA) for Neuroscience and Human Behaviour.





Prof Patricia Lester MD, UCLA, Director, Nathanson Family Resilience Center, Medical Director, Child and Family Trauma Service, Jane and Marc Nathanson Family Professor of Psychiatry



Legal Counsel



James Wilson, corporate partner HFW