The Not Forgotten has a small but powerful team. Colonel Walker, or Richard as he prefers to be called, brings energy and a world of experience to his leadership role. He previously worked with the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) as Head of Engineering Services. As a 25-year veteran of the British Army, he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers from RMA Sandhurst in 1994. During his military service, he served in the Airborne Commando and Gurkha units where he eventually instructed at RMA Sandhurst and commanded The Queen’s Gurkha Engineers Regiment. His experience is extensive including multiple tours in Afghanistan and appointment as Head of the British Army International Interoperability Programme. In addition to his work at The Not Forgotten, he serves as Chairman of The Queen’s Gurkha Engineers Association. In his spare time, Richard enjoys a good day on the slopes, telemark skiing, as well as kayaking, surfing, cycling and motorsports. He lives in Surrey, England with his wife and two children.
Rosie’s vibrant, caring personality suits her position in leading events and fundraising for The Not Forgotten. Her 25-year tenure at this association has given her immense experience and knowledge which she shares with enthusiasm. Rosie has seen The Not Forgotten grow significantly over the years, helping thousands of veterans, and during the COVID-19 pandemic pivoted to ensure that the types of events they offered made it possible for veterans to connect with others and have necessary resources still available.
Rosie is passionate about outdoor activities and has run an impressive 36 marathons, many half marathons, and long distance challenges. Her crowning achievement in the running world was completing a strenuous ultra marathon also known as Marathon Des Sables “The Toughest Footrace on Earth.” This six day, 156 mile+, arduous running challenge, in sweltering temperatures, takes athletes across the Sahara Desert. She was awarded a much treasured medal for her 2017 completion of this long-held ambition. Rosie lives in Sussex, England with her husband Mark and much loved cocker spaniel Bridie.