Trust Welcomes New Trustees
Published: 12 Apr 2019 updated: 18 Apr 2019
The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust is delighted to welcome three new members to its board of trustees. Raj Mody, Felicity Chadwick-Histed and Stephen Barrett joined the charity in March and between them, possess a vast array of experience and knowledge to benefit the charity. This now brings the total number of trustees to ten.
Raj Mody is an actuary and a Partner at PwC. He is head of Technology Investments for the firm, supporting its efforts in developing technology-enabled capabilities for clients. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and also advises major companies and trustee boards on the actuarial, financial and risk issues relating to their pension funds. Raj has had a passionate interest in aviation-related matters and STEM throughout his life. He spent time in the RAF Combined Cadet Force reaching Cadet Warrant Officer. He graduated with a first class MA degree in Mathematics from the University of Oxford, with a special interest in fluid dynamics. While his career has been in professional services, he has maintained an active private pilot's licence as a hobby, flying Robinson R44 helicopters. He is married to an NHS GP and they have two school-age children.
Newly appointed Trustee Felicity Chadwick-Histed, brings to the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust board her experience from a career in income generation and marketing in both the corporate and charity sectors. Felicity grew up with tales of her Grandfather's experience as an MC-winning Royal Flying Corps pilot in World War 1, and his decades in the RAF thereafter, and of her Great Uncle who was lost in 1943 when a Flight Engineer in a Halifax. It is because of this, and recent connections with London Wing's Air Cadets, that supporting the RAF's community is important to Felicity, especially those in need plus the young people and Cadets who will form the RAF's future. She has 25 years charity board governance experience, 30 years working in income generation and fundraising in both commercial and charitable organisations; plus experience of founding and running companies and charities. Extra RAF connections come through Felicity's extensive City of London network, where she is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Glovers. Felicity is delighted to be joining the Board, and looks forward hugely to contributing through the RAF CT to help the Trust promote, support and encourage future young people to achieve their potential through the charity's work.
Stephen was brought up within the RAF family, but myopia dashed hopes of a career piloting fast jets and so, after university and law college, he qualified as a solicitor and worked at two major law firms within their corporate and capital markets practices. From the law he moved into investment banking as a deal advisor and originator, initially managing and then in a senior director role leading merger and acquisition, public securities offering, restructuring and privatisation transactions. He subsequently joined a global consulting and professional services firm as a senior partner, chairing the firm's international corporate finance advisory business, developing its risk management function and leading global service delivery to key client accounts. Latterly he has assumed a number of public sector board advisory and non-executive roles, including nine years' service as a Royal Air Force non-executive director and member of the Air Force Board.