Meet our staff

Nick Caplin - CEO

Nick Caplin CB

Chief Executive Officer

Nick joined Blind Veterans UK as CEO in October 2014. As a Major General, he has over 33 years experience of command, leadership and management of military and civilian personnel in all three Defence Services.

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Nicky Shaw - Director of Operations (West)

Nicky Shaw

Director of Operations (West)

Nicky joined Blind Veterans UK in September 2015. She is responsible for delivering a comprehensive range of welfare, training and rehabilitation services to a large and diverse range of beneficiaries.

Nicky Shaw on LinkedIn
Mark Lovatt - Director of Operations (East)

Mark Lovatt

Director of Operations (East)

Mark joined Blind Veterans UK in May 2011 as a centre manager. He is now the Director of Operations (East), and is responsible for delivering a range of welfare, training and rehabilitation services to a wide range of beneficiaries.

Mark Lovatt on LinkedIn
Ann-Mari Freebairn - Director of Engagement

Ann-Mari Freebairn

Director of Engagement

Ann-Mari joined Blind Veterans UK in July 2016 and leads the Engagement directorate. She is responsible for external and internal communications, as well as member services bringing more blind veterans into the charity.

Ann-Mari Freebairn on LinkedIn
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George Jenkins

Director of Resources

George joined us in 2017. His teams look after the resources of the charity such as property, finance and information systems. He is responsible for ensuring that the charity is well run so we can best support our blind veterans.

George Jenkins on LinkedIn
Sue Davies - HR Assistant Director

Sue Davies

Director of People Services

Sue joined Blind Veterans in 2005 and, as our Director of People Services, leads the Volunteering, Learning & Development, HR and Payroll teams. Her motto is ‘if your job is not rewarding, challenging and fun you are doing it wrong’.

Sue Davies on LinkedIn

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