Patron (1953-2022)

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Vice Patron (2020-2022)

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall

Our President is General Sir James Everard KCB CBE.

Our charity is proud to pledge its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and holds the Gold Award from the MOD’s Armed Forces Employment Recognition Scheme.

Our Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees exercises responsibility for the overall strategic direction, governance and management of the Army Benevolent Fund. Our Chair of the Board of Trustees is Simon Heale. Find out more about our Trustees.

The Board delegates responsibility for the day-to-day running of the charity through the Chief Executive to the Senior Management Board. Our Chief Executive is Major General (Ret’d) Tim Hyams CB OBE and our Chief Operating Officer is Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith MBE, who also serves as Secretary to the Board of Trustees.

Click here to view our latest Annual Reports and Accounts.


We are proud to work in partnership with a number of charities and organisations, which deliver specialist help on our behalf. Here are just some of our partner charities.

Find out more about our grants to other charities. 

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