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
Digital Communications Manager
  • 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
Anthony Henderson
Head of Pensions
  • Former Army officer (Major).  Enjoyed 30 years of service, leaving in 2013 having served in a wide variety of theatres, locations and roles.
 
  • Seamlessly joined the Forces Pension Society on retirement from the Army as Assistant to the Pension Secretary and following expansion of the Society now heads the Pension team
  • Responsible for providing accurate and understandable explanation and illustration of the complex Armed Forces pension landscape to our members and for the delivery of pension briefs to the wider service community
  • Since joining the Society, Anthony has become a Certificate Member of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI), gaining certificate qualifications in ‘Retirement Provision’ and ‘Pension Scheme Member Guidance’
  • Rings bells and gets excited about spreadsheets
Telephone: 020 7840 6618
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