Jane joined the RAF Association in September 2010. As Secretary General she is responsible to the Chairman of the Central Council for managing all aspects of the Association’s business and advising the Trustees on future policy. Prior to this appointment, Jane had 25 years’ experience of management in the charitable sector, working in health services, in the arts, in university management and for the Church of England as Leicestershire’s Diocesan Secretary.
Johnston is a CIMA qualified chartered management accountant and a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
He has wide experience gained in senior finance and management roles in the RAF and from 2001 in the not for profit sector. He has filled a number of company secretary positions and has experience as a pension fund trustee and as a trustee Chair Of Audit Committee on a Higher Education Governance Board.
Johnston joined the RAF Association in March 2013 and is delighted to be part of the team and looks forward to contributing to its ongoing success.
Rory joined the Royal Air Forces Association in May 2013 as the Director of Welfare.
Rory came from SSAFA where he was responsible for all of the contracted SSAFA Health and Social Care services in Cyprus also managing the SSAFA volunteer schemes. Previous to Cyprus Rory managed Primary and Community Health Care services in British Forces Germany. He has a wealth of experience within the Health and Social care sector.
Rory resigned from the Royal Navy in 2004 having undertaken a number of tri -service postings and spending much of his service career attached to the Royal Marines. His last posting was to Flag Officer Sea Training where he was heavily involved in the inspection and training of Royal Navy and foreign naval ships preparing for operational deployments.
Former RAF Group Captain Bob Hounslow has had a distinguished 33-year RAF career, during which time, as a navigator, he flew both Vulcan and Tornado aircrafts. He also commanded both 27 and II (AC) Squadrons and led detachments in Saudi Arabia and Turkey immediately after the first Gulf War. Following that, he spent time at the MOD as Deputy Director Services Personnel Policy and he also sat on the SSAFA Forces Help’s Military Liaison Committee. He later became the RAF representative to NAAFI and subsequently became their Director of Business Development
Michael began his career in advertising and PR before joining Virgin in 1990, where he headed up the marketing activities of Richard Branson’s lighter–than-air operations. In 1995 he moved to Orlando to become Marketing Director for Virgin Lightships. He moved back to the UK in 2000 and worked for GKN and Echo Services before setting up his own business generating and analysing customer satisfaction surveys. After three years he set up the Corporate Fundraising Department at the PDSA before moving on to work with Shelter in London. Michael was also Fundraising & Marketing Manager at the Tank Museum for three years and helped to increase visitor numbers by 40% and to generate the £16m required to build a new Exhibition Hall.
Gp Capt (Ret'd) Bill Mahon left the RAF earlier this year, having served in a wide variety of posts on units, at RAF Command HQ, MoD Central Staff and, more latterly, in Defence Equipment & Support, in a career lasting more than 30 years. Bill is married with two grown up children.
Bill said: "I am very much looking forward to my new role and to helping give voice to the views and welfare concerns of RAF personnel and their families."