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Comings and goings

Bringing you up to date with recent staff changes within the Society

We welcome Charlie King, Neil Knowles, Colin Thomas and Nick Moody (our first ex Royal Marine member of staff) to the Pensions Team, having bid farewell to Nigel Johnson (now a School Bursar) and Mick Birrell (who re-joined the Regular Army).

Charlie King

Charlie is a former RN Captain, who specialised in logistics, personnel and security, joined us as Head of pensions at the beginning of  December. His career highlights include command of the Defence Maritime Logistics School, and numerous operational tours. He was also Deputy Commander of Devonport Naval Base and Navy Command Principal Security Adviser. Charlie replaces Nigel Johnson who left to return to being a school Bursar.

Neil Knowles

Neil is a former Household Cavalryman who transferred to the Army Air Corps as a Pilot mid career. He then moved into Broadcasting with BFBS while continuing to serve as a RAF reservist. More recently he has been a Finance and business manager in Schools in London. Neil joins the society as a Pensions Adviser.

Nick Moody

Nick is a former Royal Marines Commando, who served in each Cdo unit during his career.  Nick  was a military adviser for the British High Commission in Latvia during the early 90’s, helping to facilitate their transition into NATO.  Upon leaving he set up a small building firm, before using his degree in Mathematics to teach both Maths and Computing in secondary education.  He joins as a Pension Adviser. 

Colin Thomas

Colin is a former Warrant Officer in the Royal Artillery, and then continued his service as a Resettlement Officer with the Education Training Services at Colchester and London. After 35 years of service he worked for 4 years as a Account’s Operations Manager before joining FPS, also as a Pension Adviser.

Our Roadshow Manager Kate Goodchild moves to pastures new shortly after the Newsletter goes to print, and will be replaced by David Roberts.

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