Who we are

Susan Flintoff

Chief Executive and Keeper of the Rolls

Susan joined the charity in April 2022 from Barclays Wealth Management. She has had a varied career working in the finance sector, fitness industry and public sector. Her military career spans twenty-eight years as a Reservist in the Royal Navy including five years full-time service.

Alistair Christie

Honorary Treasurer & Trustee

Alistair qualified as a chartered accountant in 1987 and spent a number of years working in financial roles in Luxembourg and Germany. Since returning to the UK he spent a few years working into Europe from a UK base before joining The Earl Haig Fund Scotland (PoppyScotland), retiring from the role of Head of Finance in 2018. He has held the position of treasurer at the Scottish National War Memorial since March 2020.

Major General Bob Bruce CBE DSO

Executive Trustee

Bob’s career in the Army spanned 33 years, first with the Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) and latterly with the Royal Regiment of Scotland. He sat on the Executive Committee of the Army Board as Director of Capability and his final position in the Army was as Military Secretary and General Officer Scotland. He retired from the Army in 2020 and now works in financial services.

The Lord Provost of Edinburgh – Robert Aldridge

Ex-Officio Trustee

Robert has been a Councillor in Edinburgh since 1984, where he represents the Drum Brae Gyle ward. Between 2007 and May 2012 he was the City’s Environment Leader with responsibility for recycling, refuse collection, street cleaning, parks, carbon reduction and clean air. Until his appointment as Lord Provost he was Group Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on the Council. Robert has been a board member of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre and was its chairman from 2007 to 2012. He is currently the Independent Chair of the West Lothian Public Service Partnership for People Vulnerable due to Young Age and the Fife Partnership on homelessness and short term housing support.