Advisory Board

The Rt Hon Dame Anne Rafferty DBE, PC

Dame Anne was formerly a Judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. In both her practice as a barrister and subsequently as a Judge she specialised in criminal law. When in practice as barrister, she conducted a number of courts-martial and as a Judge she heard several courts-martial appeals. She was the first woman chair of the Criminal Bar Association. As a Judge she was appointed chair of the Judicial College, which oversees training for judicial office holders. She was appointed Chancellor of Sheffield University in 2014.

Sir David Foskett Kt

Sir David was formerly a Judge in the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of England and Wales. His practice as a barrister specialised in, among other areas, professional negligence and damages claims for personal injury. He also dealt with those subjects as a High Court Judge. He is the author of the leading work on the law of compromise and a former Chair of the Civil Mediation Council. He is currently chairing the independent panel re-assessing the financial losses suffered by victims of fraud at HBOS Reading.

Lt Col (Ret’d) Liz Brown

Lt Col (Ret’d) Liz Brown served for some 20 years in Germany, Canada, Bosnia and in the UK within MoD Headquarters, retiring in 2009. She worked with the Northern Ireland Office of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for seven years, before taking up a new post in April 2018 with COBSEO/RFCA Northern Ireland as Head of the NI Veterans’ Support Office (NIVSO) with the core role of developing the capacity to deliver the Armed Forces Covenant in Northern Ireland. The NIVSO works closely with the Veterans’ Commissioner for Northern Ireland.

General Sir James Everard KCB CBE

General Sir James Everard retired from the Army in 2020 after 38 years. His final appointment was Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe NATO. He has wide operational experience and commanded the Queen’s Royal Lancers, 20th Armoured Brigade, 3 (UK) Division and the UK Field Army. He also served in the MOD as Assistant Chief of the General Staff and Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Strategy and Operations).

Dr Michael Brady

Dr Michael Brady was appointed as the National Advisor for LGBT Health at NHS England in April 2019. Dr Brady works across NHS England, with the Government Equalities Office, the Department of Health and Social Care and a wide range of stakeholders, partner organisations and the LGBT community to address health inequalities for LGBT individuals and improve their experience in the NHS. Michael is also an HIV and sexual health consultant at Kings College Hospital in London and was the Medical Director of the Terrence Higgins Trust for 15 years until Autumn 2022. Prior to this, Dr Brady was a trustee of the charity for three years from 2004.

Nicky Murdoch

Nicky is the Independent Chair for the National Health Service England Public Patient Voice Group and a member of the Veteran Advisory Board at the Cabinet Office. She completed a 30 year career in the Army, having joined straight from school, and reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, specialising in personnel work. During her time in the Army she served in a variety of appointments in command and on the staff in roles as diverse as specialist intelligence in Northern Ireland to the Chief of Staff and at the Headquarters of the Royal Corps of Army Music. After her own battle with breast cancer in 2007, Nicky went on secondment to a charity where she designed, developed and delivered a programme for wounded, injured and sick personnel which was the forerunner to the Defence Recovery Capability. She then joined the St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service as CEO in 2011 to develop and expand the service. She is a chartered manager and a chartered companion of the Chartered Management Institute and a member of the ‘Our Dorset’ public experience group for the Dorset Integrated Care Board. Annex 2 – The Advisory Board 209

Professor Neil Greenberg

Professor Greenberg is a clinical and academic psychiatrist based at King’s College London. He is a specialist in adult, occupational and forensic psychiatry. Professor Greenberg served in HM Armed Forces for more than 23 years, leaving in 2013 as a Surgeon Captain. He was deployed as a psychiatrist and researcher in a number of hostile environments, including Afghanistan and Iraq. During his service he was part of the team to develop peer-led traumatic stress support packages, most notably trauma risk management, for which he was awarded the Gilbert Blane Medal. He is a senior member of the military mental health research team at King’s College and a principal investigator within a nationally funded Health Protection Research Unit which investigates the psychological impacts of trauma on organisations. Professor Greenberg also runs ‘March on Stress’ which is a psychological health consultancy and is also the immediate past chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Special Interest Group in occupational psychiatry as well as currently leading on the World Psychiatric Association’s Position Statement on Mental Health in the Workplace.