Richard Lloyd

Richard served in the Army for 28 years, rising through the ranks to Major during that time. During his career he carried out operational duties in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Iraq. He joined the NHS through the Step Into Health scheme in 2016 and is currently employed by CNTW as Head of Finance and Business Development for specialist services.

Dave Goldsmith

Dave served in the Light Infantry, completed tours of Northern Ireland, Badged Sniper and also worked in Mortars, Anti Tank (Milan), Reconnaissance, completed tours of Ireland as part of Close Observation platoon.

Ed Warrington

Ed joined the Royal Navy Reserve whilst at University in Newcastle and went on to serve in the Royal Navy until his medical discharge from service in 2018. Ed served in many ships and units all around the world, including the South Atlantic, Eastern Mediterranean, Aegean and Caribbean. Ed now manages a small team of employment specialists in North Cumbria which delivers the Individual Placement Support (IPS) intervention to service users.

Paula Westley

Paula’s parents were both in the Army, her mum was in WRAC and father in Royal Horse Artillery. Her mum left after 3 years following meeting her father, marrying and starting a family.  Paula’s father served 23 years based in Germany, Benbecula and UK over the time and final posting was a secondment to support Armed forces in Oman. He also did 3 tours in Northern Ireland throughout the 1970’s. Paula was 8 years old when her father retired from the Army and they relocated from Watford to Penrith. As Paula has become older, she has shown a significant interest in her father’s army career and even accessed the National Archives where she found the citation that was written about her father for him to then go on and be awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM).

Andy Airey

I am proud to be a registered mental health nurse by professional background. I have worked in both clinical and leadership roles within HM Prison service, the NHS and served as a Captain in Army Reserve Medical Services, within a Field Hospital for six years. I am currently employed within CNTW Foundation Trust as the Place Director for the community care group within Sunderland and South Tyneside. As lead provider Director I am also the Chair of the North of England Op Courage (Integrated Veterans Mental Health Services) Partnership Board.

Greg Stevenson

Greg served with 59 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers. On Op Herrick 9 stepped on and detonated an IED whilst on foot patrol in Kajaki, Helmand Province. Leading to eventual medically discharged. Worked extensively with veterans in physical and mental health setting across NHS since leaving. Now Veteran Lived Experience Lead for Op Courage North, CNTW.