Meet Barry Le Grys MBE - Chief Executive
Barry Le Grys assumed the role of Chief Executive at Blesma in March 2014.
He joined Blesma in a year that saw the beginning of the commemorations for World War I, the conflict that brought about the Association, the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in World War II, the conflict in which our oldest Members fought, and also the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan, the conflict in which our youngest Members have been injured. The year served as a significant opportunity for the Association to draw upon its heritage, the wisdom of long serving Members and the vitality of its most recent Members. Barry judges that weaving these strengths together for the benefit of all the Members and their communities is his focus.
Prior to the Army, Barry worked in the offshore oil industry, before going to Sandhurst. He has since commanded national and international forces up to brigade formation level, and seen operational service on four continents.
Barry considers his role a great privilege and never ceases to be inspired by the highly positive nature of Members and their achievements.