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
General Secretary
  • 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 7582 0469
Hugo Fletcher OBE
Assistant General Secretary
  • Colonel - late Parachute Regiment
  • Formerly barrister at Gherson Immigration and Human Rights Lawyers, 2012-13
  • Deputy Commander 16 Air Assault Brigade
  • Campaigning and lobbying
  • Commercial activities
  • Editor of the website and e-newsletter
  • Secretary to the Council
Telephone: via Joanne Fitton-Bates: 020 7820 8225
David Marsh
Pensions Secretary
  • Lieutenant Commander RN
  • Our expert on the Armed Forces Pension Schemes
  • Principal respondent to pension enquiries from members
Telephone: 0207 735 0110
Anthony Henderson
Assistant Pensions Secretary
  • Major
  • Over 30 years in the Army
  • Ex Royal Army Pay Corps and Adjutant General\'s Corps (Staff and Personnel Support Branch)
  • SO2 SPS at HQ 145(S) Bde prior to retirement in 2013
  • Assistant to David Marsh providing expert advice on the Armed Forces Pension Schemes and respondent to pension enquiries from members
Telephone: 020 7820 9988
Wendy Bandeira
Assistant Pensions Secretary
  • 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 pension advice team proving expert advice on the Armed Forces Pension Schemes to members
Telephone: 020 7840 6610
Mike Davis
Assistant Pensions Secretary
  • 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 a part of the Pensions Enquiry team advising members of the Armed Forces Pension Schemes (past and present)
Telephone: 020 7840 6615
Andrew Straw
Membership Secretary
  • 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 7820 9988
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
Stuart Hermelin
Support Manager
  • Company Secretary FPS Investment Company and FPSCF
  • Finance, personnel, logistics, office contracts and real estate
  • Pennant setting and repro
  • Administrating the FPS Group Health Scheme
Telephone: 020 7582 1070
Joanne Fitton-Bates
Executive Assistant
  • Executive Team Support
  • Social Media and Web Management
  • Pennant Magazine – Commercial Advertising, Member Services, Books and Retails Sales
  • Event Management
  • Office Administration
Telephone: 020 7820 8225
Harsha Vadgama
Assistant Membership Secretary
  • Membership database
  • Membership applications
Telephone: 020 7840 6616
Ceri Ball
Assistant Membership Secretary
  • Membership database
  • Membership applications
Telephone: 020 7840 6616