James Clark – President
James co-founded Conservative Friends of the Armed Forces in 2019. He served from 2009 – 2015 as a Regular Infantry Officer in the Mercian Regiment. He conducted two tours of Afghanistan (one of which was featured in BBC Our War). Since leaving the Regular Army James has been a Reserve Officer with the London Regiment.
James worked in Parliament and and CCHQ prior to his military career. In 2016 he was elected Lewisham & Deptford Conservative Association Chairman and stood for local council twice.In 2017 he stood as the Conservative Candidate in Islington North against Jeremy Corbyn.
Nic Clark – Vice-President
Nic joined the Army Reserve in 2011 and continues to serve in the Honourable Artillery Company as an officer. In 2014 he served in Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic (Op Gritrock).
Nic has been active in the Conservative Party since 2009. He worked in Parliament and CCHQ from 2009 to 2013 whilst also undertaking the role of London CF Chairman. He stood for local council in 2010. Nic was Vice Chairman of the Islington Federation 2015-2016 and was seconded to No 10 during the 2017 General Election. He co-founded Conservative Friends of the Armed Forces in 2019.
He has previously worked with a number of military charities, now works for defence company Saab
Anthony Heath – Treasurer
Tony is a Graduate of RMC Duntroon and commissioned into the Royal Australian Regiment.
In 2000 Anthony was posted to Australian Command and Staff College, Fort Queenscliff and at this point opted for the Reserve and the private sector.
Anthony returned to the Australian regular Army as the Chief of Staff of the Joint Security Task Force for the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. This was followed by operational tours to Iraq and Timor-Leste, transferring back to the Reserve as a Colonel in 2013. He has significant experience in the UK private Sector and is currently involved in Defence-related Trade and Investment between the UK, Europe and Australia.
Lewis Feilder – Board Member
Lewis works as a management consultant in defence and national security. He has worked as a strategic adviser to the Armed Forces for a decade and is passionate about the security of our country. He was Deputy Chairman of Cheltenham Conservatives and has stood for election to borough and county councils. Lewis is on the parliamentary candidates’ list and is one of the party’s Treasurer’s Ambassadors. He grew up in Hampshire and now lives in London.
Juliette Ash – Board Member
Juliette has been a member of the Army Reserve since 1995 with EUOTC, The Honourable Artillery Company in The City of London and trained with MSSG. In 2010 she was invited to represent the UK on a next Generation of Leaders Advisory panel with other European leaders advising the SACEUR and the US Armed forces. She attended the Munich security conference in the first year that a Chinese delegation was invited and present. She has been a candidate for The Conservative Party in South Wales and recently in the European Elections for the South East Region. Her interests lie in international liaison and the roles for and support of our British Armed forces.