Meet the Team
Ger Fowler, Founder and CEO
Claire Lawton, General Manager & Volunteer Co-Ordinator
Claire is our new Volunteer Co-Ordinator as we are looking to expand our team of volunteers. Whilst Claire has never served she has family members who are veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces. Claire became involved with VICS when she completed a university placement as part of the team.
Stan Forster, Removals Manager
Stan is an army veteran, having served for 30 years in the Paratroop Regiment and the Royal Artillery, he also has over 10 years experience in the oil and gas industry. Stan is responsible for the day to day running of our removals business and he is based in the Pallion Hub.
Sam Neil, Veterans Support Worker
Sam is a Royal Navy veteran and has previous served in Northumbria Police and HMPS and joined VICs as a client in 2019. She then progressed to become a volunteer before commencing paid employment in her new role. Sam is passionate about health and fitness and she organises a wide range of physical activities for the clients and their families to enjoy.
Amanda Wadey, Volunteer Lead
Amanda is an Army veteran and after joining VICs in 2019 as a client she is now our volunteer lead. Amanda is mentors other clients and volunteers. Amanda enjoys taking part in all of the physical activities and thoroughly enjoys her new
role as part of the VICs staff.
Paul McLoughlin, Business Development Manager
Paul is an Army veteran and is the Veterans In Crisis Business Development Manager. His role includes bid writing, creating successful business strategies, and project management.
Gloria Middleton, Director
John Ford, Director
John has worked in Housing and Regeneration for over 30 years across the North East. Having worked in the private, public and voluntary sectors he hopes to use his experience in programme and project management and service development to help VICs to develop as a business and to continue to offer excellent support to veterans and their families.