Learn more about Blesma's trustees, their personal stories and their roles on our board.
General Sir Adrian Bradshaw KCB OBE
Adrian joined Blesma following a distinguished military career, in which he served in Armour, Helicopters and Special Forces, including command of the King’s Royal Hussars, 7th Armoured Brigade and the 1st (UK) Armoured Division, culminating with being the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe.
Will was commissioned into the 3rd Battalion The RIFLES in 2007 and served in Afghanistan in September 2009. Whilst on patrol his armoured vehicle struck a roadside bomb causing him severe injuries including a below the knee amputation.
Miles served with The Queen’s Own Hussars for eight years and subsequently served for five years with 23 SAS in Scotland. After leaving the Regular Army, Miles joined Brewin Dolphin Limited, working as a Senior Divisional Director. During his thirty years with the company he was financial advisor to many charities and individuals, including RBL Scotland, Scottish National War Memorial (Edinburgh Castle) and the Borders NHS Trust.
Ali was a former Major in the Queen Alexanders Royal Army Nursing Corps. Ali was injured in a road traffic accident in July 2005 resulting in paraplegia - the loss of use of her lower limbs. Ali, in addition to sitting on our Board of Trustees, is a Member of the Association.
Colin Rouse MBE
Colin served in the Royal Air Force for 22 years. Whilst taking a course in June 1999 on a Service Yacht in Poole Harbour, there was an explosion on board resulting in his losing his left leg above the knee.
Bob has worked in prosthetics since 1976 and brings a wealth of experience to Blesma. He has a long and varied career that has seen him work in Lebanon, Iraq and at the Paralympic games.
Stuart joined the British Army in 2007 as an Officer. During his six years serving in the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment he was deployed on three operational tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq. On his final tour in 2012, Stu was injured when his vehicle triggered and detonated an improvised explosive device.
Steve served in the Royal Green Jackets for four years before sustaining a leg and knee injury that subsequently resulted in losing his left leg, above the knee. He was discharged from the British Army in 1986.
Rob is a commercial lawyer with broad experience of coordinating and delivering commercial, legal and regulatory support to regulated organisations. He has a strong personal commitment to supporting veterans which stems from the experiences of friends and family members who have deployed on recent military operations, some of whom were injured in active service.
Liam has worked in media and communications for 15 years, as both a journalist and PR consultant. He currently sits as an Executive Director on the board of Good Relations, one of the UK’s largest creative PR and content agencies.