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We believe people make a home. Our staff, the people we care for and our volunteers are all part of the Royal Star & Garter family. The people we care for are at the heart of everything we do.

Former Patron

Queen Elizabeth II


Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, KG, GCVO

Board of Governors

Major General Tim Tyler CB MA


Tim was commissioned into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in 1972. When he was promoted to Major General, he became Deputy Adjutant General, then Director General Land Equipment and Quartermaster General. Tim was appointed Chairman in 2015.

  • Governors

    Susan J Bush RRC MBA BA
  • Air Vice-Marshal Maria Byford QHDS
  • Air Vice-Marshal Simon R C Dougherty MBE MSc MBBS FRCP FFOM DAvMed DObstRCOG FCMI FRAeS
  • Dr Carolyn Eastwood MBChB, MRCPsych CCST
  • Digby Flower BSc MRICS
  • Amanda Francis DSS BSc ACA (Treasurer)
  • Edward Goodchild BSocSc Chartered FCSI
  • Christopher Harrison
  • Brigadier Alison McCourt CBE ARRC
  • William Reid BA Chartered FCSI FRSA
  • Dr David Staples MBiochem (Oxon), BM BCh(Oxon), FRCP(Edin), MMedSci(ClinED)
  • Julie Thain-Smith MSc BSc RN
  • Mark Wills BSc FRGS DipAIBD MInstRE Chartered FCSI CWM (Vice-Chair)
  • Stephen Crookbain
  • Sapan Main-Thompson
  • Chris Sexton
  • Sarah Warden