Colonel (Retired) David Richmond CBE, a former Commanding Officer of the 5th Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland, was recently appointed as the Director of the newly formed Office of Veterans' Affairs.⁠

"As a veteran, I understand the struggles that some face and leading the OVA will provide a unique opportunity to serve our veteran community as they transition to civilian life. I want the OVA to champion veterans and ensure that their skills and talents are recognised fully by employers, business and wider society." Colonel Richmond said.⁠"