Meet Ian Waller
Started working at Blesma:
11 September 2012
Ian joined Military Charity Blesma following a 26 year Army career. Commissioned in to the Royal Army Educational Corps in 1986, Ian went on to serve with 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles in Brunei, Hong Kong and Nepal. As well as multiple educational postings, Ian also specialised within the training field, working with both the Royal Signals and Director Individual Training (Army) where he headed up the Army's Training Advisory Group. He was also a member of the Army Marketing Team. Further postings included regional Commander Education for Wales, Central and Eastern England and as an SO1 Operations within Army HQ, a role which took him across the world to places including Canada, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Prior to leaving the Army Ian headed up the MoD's resettlement team where he was responsible for developing, maintaining and improving resettlement provision for the 20,000 or so annual leavers from the Armed Forces. He retired from the Army at the rank of Colonel.
When he's not working, Ian spends his time with his wife Rachel, their family and his dog Spinner. A keen golfer he also enjoys cycling, real tennis and skiing. A lifelong fan of both Watford and Arsenal, his real passion is for cricket and Somerset County Cricket Club in particular.