Major General (Ret’d) Tim Hyams OBE has joined ABF The Soldiers’ Charity as Chief Executive – taking over the role from Major General (Ret’d) Martin Rutledge CB OBE, who has retired after almost 10 years in the role.


Tim joins the charity following a 35-year career in the British Army, most recently serving as the Army’s Military Secretary and senior representative in Scotland.

Chairman of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Philip Jones CB CBE DL, said:

Tim’s distinguished and varied career makes him an ideal fit for this important role; and the board of trustees is thrilled to appoint a senior executive with not only impeccable military credentials but also wide-ranging experience of large-scale business and Whitehall issues.

Tim said:

It is an enormous privilege to be joining ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, and to build on Martin Rutledge’s significant legacy in order to support our soldiers, veterans and their families as the Army’s national charity.

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