Forces Pension Society

Fighting for the forces and their families

Executive staff

The executive staff operates from the Society’s offices at Vauxhall in London.

John Pitt-Brooke CB
Chief Executive
  • Former Director-General Secretariat at the Army’s Land Headquarters in Wilton and Upavon
  • Former Private Secretary to the Minister of State, the Permanent Secretary, and then the Secretary of State
  • 40 years at the Ministry of Defence as a Civil Servant, with periods in the Northern Ireland Office and the Cabinet Office
  • A Director of the FPS Investment Company
  • Company Secretary of the FPS
  • Editor of Pennant magazine
Telephone: 020 7840 6614
Hugo Fletcher OBE
Chief of Staff
  • Formerly Army Colonel, late Parachute Regiment and employed barrister with immigration solicitors.
  • Campaigning and lobbying
  • Commercial activities
  • Press enquiries
  • Editor e-newsletter
  • Pennant editorial team
  • Secretary to the Council
  • Media enquiries
Telephone: 020 7840 6612
Stuart Hermelin
Support Manager
  • Company Secretary FPS Investment Company and FPSCF
  • Finance, personnel, logistics, office contracts and real estate
  • Pennant editorial team - setting and repro
  • Administrating the FPS Group Health Scheme
Telephone: 020 7840 6613
Joanne Fitton-Bates
Head of Digital Communications
  • 13 years Local Government
  • 8 years Health Club/Spa/Events Management
  • 2 years Marketing & Events with Capita
 
  • Runs Social Media, Maintains Website, News & Blog Feed
  • Newsletter edit & distribution
  • Pennant editorial team
  • Partner Communications
  • Manages events and meetings
Telephone: 020 7840 6611
Wendy Bandeira
Pension Adviser
  • Started career in BT before qualifying as a Personal Financial Adviser with a leading financial provider
  • More recently developed wholesale accounts department for a prominent sportswear provider
  • Part of the Pensions Enquiry Team providing expert advice on the Armed Forces Pension Schemes to members
Telephone: 020 7840 6610
Mike Davis
Pension Adviser
  • Over 35 years in Pensions Industry advising individuals and organisations on pension matters.
  • Formerly with HSBC Actuaries & Consultants Ltd., JLT Benefit Solutions and others
  • Now Pensions Enquiry Team providing expert advice on the Armed Forces Pension Schemes to members
Telephone: 020 7840 6615
Denis Mulholland
Pension Adviser
  • Army Captain
  • Numerous posts in England, Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Falklands and Germany
  • 5 years in the Banking sector concerned with pensions and investments to high net worth clients
  • Teacher in the lifelong learning sector teaching 16 plus learners
  • First Aid Instructor
  • Part of the Pensions Enquiry Team providing expert advice on the Armed Forces Pension Schemes to members
Telephone: 020 7350 0110
Terry Anderson
Pension Adviser
  • Army Major
  • Former Regimental Administrative Officer  AGC(SPS) and WO1 RAPC & AGC (SPS)
  • Now part of the Pensions Enquiry Team providing expert advice on the Armed Forces Pension Schemes to members
Telephone: 020 7840 6614
Mick Birrell
Pension Adviser
  • Army Major
  • Over 30 years in the Army, including:
  • The Royal Corps of Transport (RCT)
  • The Adjutant General’s Corps (Staff and Personnel Support) Branch
  • Part of the Pensions Enquiry Team providing expert advice on the Armed Forces Pension Schemes to members
 
Telephone: 020 7840 6615
Kate Goodchild
Roadshow Manager
  • Served in the Territorial Army and worked with Defence Business Services.
  • Also a former Independent Financial Advisor.
  • Our point of contact for arranging and delivering roadshow engagements (briefings and displays) to serving audiences, including reserves, in the UK and overseas
 
Telephone: 07725 555 012
Andy Straw
Head of Membership
  • Commander RN
  • Formerly COO of an international maritime Trade Association
  • Over 34 years in the RN including two appointments in the
  • MOD dealing with Pay, Pensions and Allowances
  • Our main point of contact for all membership issues
  • Maintaining the membership database
Telephone: 020 7840 6617
Paddy Butler
Deputy Head of Membership
  • Former Army Warrant Officer from the AGC
Telephone: 020 7840 6617
Harsha Vadgama
Membership Adviser
  • Membership database
  • Membership applications
Telephone: 020 7840 6616
Ceri Ball
Membership Adviser
  • Membership database
  • Membership applications
Telephone: 020 7840 6616