Our leadership team

Our leadership team is responsible for ensuring Walking With The Wounded is there for every veteran who needs support.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Tony Hulton

Chief Executive Officer

Tony is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the charity.

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Tony Hulton

Chief Executive Officer

Tony joined Walking With The Wounded in 2023 and is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the charity, bringing experience of the public, private and third sector. He has held senior leadership roles in the technology sector with Daraz an Alibaba Group Company, as CEO of an award-winning international charity Vision for a Nation and as a civil servant with the Department for International Development.

Tony’s career has been focused on trying to solve some of the most complex social and economic challenges that affect vulnerable societies, and he has worked globally including in Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq and across Africa. His early career was in the British Army with operational tours in Iraq and the Balkans. He is the third generation of his family to have served in the Armed Forces and is passionate about ensuring veterans can thrive after service. He has an MBA from Henley Business School, MA from the War Studies Department at King's College London and BA from London School of Economics. When not at the desk Tony can be found with his family or up a mountain.

email: tony.hulton@wwtw.org.uk

mobile: 0759 655 8616

SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Tommy Watson

Director of Operations

Tommy leads the development of the integrated regional services supporting veterans.

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Tommy Watson

Director of Operations

As the Director of Operations Tommy leads on the development of the integrated regional services that support vulnerable veterans to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence. Tommy has 12 years of experience in veterans support, and 26 years of military experience, which gives him a deep understanding of the needs and challenges of our beneficiaries and partners. 

Tommy is passionate about delivering high-quality, bespoke support to those who served, whether in a community or clinical pathway. Tommy’s main aim is to build operational reach and resilience into our services, and to collaborate with various stakeholders across the UK to make a positive impact on the lives of veterans and their families.

email: tommy.watson@wwtw.org.uk

mobile: 07741 872 278

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Amy Franklin

Director of Operational Excellence

Amy leads on Operational Excellence across WWTW; defining & embedding best practice.

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Amy Franklin

Director of Operational Excellence

Amy has been with WWTW for nine years. She leads on Operational Excellence across WWTW; defining and embedding best practice. Amy looks to foster a culture that embraces the ongoing improvement of good governance, learning from others and ourselves. She has a particular eye on data, using it to learn and steer our programmes towards maximum impact for our service users.

Amy has worked in the third sector for nearly two decades, with many years spent in income generation, particularly through corporate partnerships and events. She is particularly passionate about the team at WWTW, who work with dedication and patience to support those in our ex-Forces community – a team which has grown from 12 to over 85 people in her time at the organisation.

email: amy.franklin@wwtw.org.uk

mobile: 07717 316 153

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Joel Oxberry

Director of Income & Marcomms

Joel leads the development and implementation of Fundraising and Marcomms strategy.

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Joel Oxberry

Director of Income & Marcomms

Joel leads on the development and implementation of the Fundraising and Marcomms strategy and is responsible for the management of a nationwide team of fundraisers, marketeers and communication specialists.

Having worked within the third sector for over a decade, Joel has experience in a wide variety of verticals and has specialised in key relationship management, high net-worth stewardship and bid-writing. Key achievements include working within a team which delivered support to victims of the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017 and more recently, in successfully implementing a strategy to grow income during the Covid pandemic.

He is passionate about supporting the Armed Forces community and wants all ex-military personnel to thrive after leaving service.

email: joel.oxberry@wwtw.org.uk

mobile: 07741 644 239

Management Team

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David Beer

Regional Manager, East of England & London

David leads the East and London Regions, responsible for support services.

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David Beer

Regional Manager, East of England & London

David leads the East and London Regions, responsible for services supporting the social and economic needs of veterans under Op COURAGE, and core Walking With The Wounded services - Support Care Coordination and Employment.

David’s focus is to develop relationships with communities and organisations to improve outcomes for WWTW clients, their families and carers and improving veterans’ reintegration.

With close to 30 years working with the most vulnerable in our society within the judicial environment, community and hospital mental health and now veterans, he brings valuable experience supporting people under the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty and Safeguarding.

As a Royal Navy veteran, David has made it his priority to support those who identify as veterans, based on experiences back in 1984, with those who served in the Falklands Conflict, to more recently those who are homeless and living with addiction, due to trauma.

email: david.beer@wwtw.org.uk

mobile: 07511 182 186

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Tom Knight

Regional Manager, North West

Tom leads the North West Region, responsible for veteran support services.

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Tom Knight

Regional Manager, North West

Tom is our Regional Manager in the North West and is responsible for the operational delivery, relationship management and strategic planning within the region. He is also our subject matter expert in one of our leading support programmes, Support Care Coordination.

Having served in the Royal Marines, including operational deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as Arctic warfare training in Norway and across the world, Tom subsequently commenced his employment at Walking With The Wounded in 2015 and therefore fully understands the struggles that some face when transitioning out of the Armed Forces.

email: tom.knight@wwtw.org.uk

mobile: 07833 226 485

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Victoria Wales BEM FIEP

Regional Manager, North East

Vicky leads the North East region, responsible for veteran support services.

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Victoria Wales BEM FIEP

Regional Manager, North East

Vicky leads on the regional business development and strategic operational delivery of WWTW across the North East. Managing the North East’s Integrated Regional Services and leading the regional delivery of Op Courage, in partnership with the NHS.

Vicky is a fellow of the Institute of Employability FIEP and leads the WWTW IPS Employment Program and oversees employment teams across the country. Vicky sits on the Step Into Health partnership board, which is a joint initiative between the NHS, WWTW and Royal Foundation.

Vicky is an Army Veteran and member of the Wounded, Injured, Sick (WIS) Community. It is through her service and becoming medically discharged, that Vicky is a passionate advocate for veterans transitioning from service and will always strive to provide the best possible service for people who served our country.

email: victoria.wales@wwtw.org.uk

mobile: 07517907859

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Heather Saunders

Regional Manager, South

Heather leads the South Region, responsible for veteran support services.

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Heather Saunders

Regional Manager, South

Heather began her career in HR in the public sector, and then took up a position in the private sector working for a recruitment advertising agency where she supported organisations from the public, private and charitable sectors in attracting and recruiting staff.

In 2013, Heather moved into the Armed Forces charitable sector, working with employers to support wounded, injured and sick service leavers and veterans into employment. As WWTW’s Regional Manager for the South, Heather leads a multidisciplinary team of employment advisors, support care coordinators and veteran liaison support officers; engages and develops relationships with partner organisations and is WWTW’s lead representative across the region.

Heather loves to see her team working together, achieving outstanding outcomes for their clients.

email: heather.saunders@wwtw.org.uk

mobile: 07980 912 439

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Carolyn Brown

Clinical Lead, Head Start

Carolyn is clinical lead for Head Start, our mental health programme.

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Carolyn Brown

Clinical Lead, Head Start

Carolyn has been with WWTW since 2018 and during this time has seen a huge increase in referrals into our mental health programme, Head Start. We offer evidence-based therapies to ex-servicemen and women who are struggling with their mental health. Carolyn has been working within the military charity sector for 12 years and prior to this worked on acute psychiatric wards and in community settings in Australia and the UK. Carolyn feels privileged to support ex-service personnel and is proud of the outstanding service Head Start delivers, which was endorsed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists Quality Network.

email: carolyn.brown@wwtw.org.uk

mobile: 07557 655 917

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Alie Salford

Head Start Programme Manager

Alie leads Head Start, WWTW’s mental health support programme.

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Alie Salford

Head Start Programme Manager

Alie is our Head Start Programme Manager, leading WWTW’s mental health support programme. Alie is a highly experienced and dedicated registered nurse who has made significant contributions to the mental health field throughout her career.

In addition to extensive clinical and advisory experience, Alie has also made numerous contributions at a national level. Her collaboration with the Royal College of Psychiatrists Quality Network for Veterans Mental Health has allowed her to influence mental health policies and practices on a larger scale across the UK. Alie also held a non-executive director role for the Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee within the Ministry of Defence in 2022.

email: alie.salford@wwtw.org.uk

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Kate Tabain

Head of Fundraising

Kate leads the Central Fundraising team at Walking With The Wounded.

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Kate Tabain

Head of Fundraising

Kate leads the Central Fundraising team which encompasses Events, Trusts and Foundations, Individual Giving, and Legacies.

Kate has worked in the third sector both in the UK and Australia for over a decade, and has a variety of experience in project management, trust and foundations, business development, corporate fundraising, and clinical delivery. With a Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Clinical Music Therapy, Kate brings a wealth of knowledge from both a fundraising and service delivery perspective. Working at WWTW enables Kate to support communities she cares about – those who have served with mental health difficulties, vulnerable families, or who are socially isolated, as well as empowering the teams she works with.

email: kate.tabain@wwtw.org.uk

mobile: 07935 754 239

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Victoria Doran

Head of Relationships

Vicky leads the Relationships team, dedicated to Community & Corporate Fundraising.

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Victoria Doran

Head of Relationships

Vicky leads the Relationships team, who are dedicated to Community and Corporate Fundraising. She joined WWTW after 12 years working in the Defence sector. This included roles in Income Generation and Corporate Engagement teams.

Vicky is extremely skilled in relationship building. She is an experienced business coach, guiding individuals and organisations toward their full potential. Her proficiency also extends to bid writing, data management and event management.

As a "Forces child," Vicky has a unique perspective and a passion for advocating on behalf of this community, especially for those who have fallen furthest. Her dedication to making a positive difference is at the heart of her work at Walking With The Wounded.

email: victoria.doran@wwtw.org.uk

mobile: 07355 677 975

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Eleanor Whitelegg

Head of Marketing & Engagement

Eleanor leads the development of integrated marketing strategies at WWTW.

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Eleanor Whitelegg

Head of Marketing & Engagement

Eleanor leads the development of integrated marketing strategies to support the organisational objectives of WWTW and covers all aspects of deployment. Eleanor and her team support the organisation by ensuring that brand, messaging and campaign deployment drive the current and future vision of WWTW.

Eleanor joined WWTW in August 2023. Having worked at some of world's biggest brands such as Reebok and YETI, she brings a decade of commercial and brand-led experiences to the non-profit sector - her experience includes major global events such as World Surf League and Freeride World Tour, developing and delivering European wide campaigns to support new product innovations, and the management of major partnerships, community relationships and sponsorships throughout Europe.

email: eleanor.whitelegg@wwtw.org.uk

mobile: 07564 582 529

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Sharon Hughes

Financial Controller

Sharon is responsible for the day-to-day finance operation at WWTW.

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Sharon Hughes

Financial Controller

Sharon joined Walking With The Wounded in 2012 and oversees the day-to-day finance operation. She is based out of the Norfolk office and, along with her team, provides WWTW colleagues with any finance related support they require.

Sharon has worked in varied areas of finance during her career, mainly in education and charities, and is particularly passionate about working with veterans as she has close family connections to all the services.

Sharon’s favourite times of the year at WWTW are the Cumbrian Challenge and Walking Home for Christmas events where she enjoys meeting fundraisers and beneficiaries alike and sharing the love for all things Walking With The Wounded.

email: sharon.hughes@wwtw.org.uk

mobile: 07585 441 469

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Anna Tydeman

Head of People & Culture

Anna leads the Human Resources function at Walking With The Wounded.

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Anna Tydeman

Head of People & Culture

Anna leads the HR function at WWTW and, along with her responsibility for day-to-day HR practices within her team, she is passionate about nurturing a workplace culture where the WWTW team can achieve their best for both themselves, and for the communities in which we work. Anna joined WWTW in 2020 and brings experience of operational management, HR, and strategic thinking. She is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel.

When she’s not working, Anna can be found walking in the Norfolk countryside with her dog.

email: anna.tydeman@wwtw.org.uk

mobile: 07999 102 503

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Andrew Delve

IT Manager

Andrew is responsible for the Information Technology systems and IT support team.

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Andrew Delve

IT Manager

Andrew is responsible for all the Information Technology systems and heads the IT support team. His focus areas include the charity’s continued digital transformation and data security.

He brings over 20 years’ experience in IT and prior to joining WWTW, he lived in the Sultanate of Oman working as Head of IT for a group of corporate companies based in Muscat. Wishing to repatriate back to the UK and to transfer his skills to the charity sector, he joined Walking With the Wounded. As the son of an RAF Navigator the opportunity to work for a charity supporting veterans and their families was the perfect role to move home for.

When he’s not on a computer Andrew is either walking his two rescue dogs or riding his Harley.

email: andrew.delve@wwtw.org.uk

mobile: 07547 404 836

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