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Louisa Clarke Appointed to Veterans Advisory Board

Louisa Clarke Appointed to Veterans Advisory Board
07 September 2022

Churchill Group’s Managing Director for the North and Scotland, Louisa Clarke, has been appointed to the government's Veterans Advisory Board.

The board advises the government on all issues that affect service leavers, providing independent insight to ministers. Members also support the delivery of the Strategy for our Veterans and the achievement of its vision to make the UK the best place in the world to be a veteran by 2028.

Louisa’s appointment is for 18 months and follows a comprehensive application and interview process. She said: “The Veterans Advisory Board provides advice at the highest level of government and it’s an honour to be appointed. I believe I have a lot to offer considering that facilities management employs thousands of veterans. I’ll do my utmost to highlight and address issues that veterans face in FM and across the UK.”

Louisa spent ten years in the Royal Air Force as a movements controller, a logistics trade which involves the movement of people and freight worldwide by air, sea, road and rail supporting military services.




Veterans’ Strategy Action Plan


Louisa’s role will involve providing counsel around the delivery of the Veterans’ Strategy Action Plan, which was launched in January 2022 and key goals include improving support for veterans and their families, maximising veteran employability and improving access to social housing.

Achievements so far include more than 100 NHS England Trusts gaining “Veteran Aware” status, and investing £1 million in funding for a new digital service for veterans to easily verify their veteran status.


Churchill at ThisWeekinFM and JobOppO Career Events


Louisa has spearheaded a number of programmes at Churchill, including signing the Armed Forces Covenant in 2019. Earlier in 2022, Churchill was recognised with a Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Churchill also partners with JobOppO, an employment service set up by veterans, for veterans. The company has joined JobOppO and ThisWeekinFM at career events for those who have left the Armed Forces, promoting employment opportunities in facilities management and related fields.

Find out more about ThisWeekinFM’s Ex-Military Networking events here.

Picture: a photograph of Louisa Clarke. Image Credit: Churchill Group

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 07 September 2022


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