Meet our people

The voluntary membership of the Association comprises of 153 select individuals, assisted by a small secretariat of RFCA crown servants. 

Serving and retired officers from the Reserve Forces and the Cadet Forces, together with representative members from local authorities and employers make up the membership of the Association.

The members of the Association elect the President and the Chairman. There are six county committees, each headed by a Chairperson who sits on the Association Board. 

East Anglia RFCA Association Board Members

Ian Twinley DL

Association Chair, Association Chair of the Finance Scrutiny Committee,

Major John Whatley TD DL VR

Association Board Member, Bedfordshire RFCA Chair

Brigadier Tim Seal TD ADC DL VR

Association Vice-Chair, Association Board Member, Cambridgeshire RFCA Chair

Wing Commander Michael Almond QVRM AE MRAeS DM FRCP VR

Association Board Member, Essex RFCA Chair

Colonel Jamie Athill DL

Association Board Member, Norfolk RFCA Chair

Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Fairbanks Weston TD CStJ DL VR

Association Board Member, Suffolk RFCA Chair

Air Commodore John Chandler CBE CEng FRAeS

Association Vice Chair, Association Board Member, Cambridgeshire RFCA Member

Captain Ant Chapman RD DL VR RNR

Association Vice-Chair, Executive Board Member, Hertfordshire RFCA Member

Christopher Walkinshaw FRAeS FIMI

Association Board Member, Association Chairman of the Regional Employer Engagement Group, Association NEAB Representative, Cambridgeshire RFCA Employer Engagement Member


East Anglia RFCA Staff Secretariat

Colonel (Retd) Ray Wilkinson QVRM TD DL VR

Association Board

Major (Retd) Jane Wilkes

Major (Retd) Jane Wilkes

Deputy Chief Executive
Paul Bishop

Paul Bishop

Head of Engagement