Major General Ewan Carmichael was appointed as a non-executive director on 1 September 2015.
Ewan is a dentist and retired senior British Army officer. He embarked on his military career in 1980 when he was commissioned into the Royal Army Dental Corps as a second lieutenant.
In what was a distinguished career in the military, Ewan led the Army Medical Services when they achieved their best operational casualty survival rate in recorded history - halving the operational death rate. During his career, he commanded 2 Medical Brigade, directing the British Army’s Field Hospitals for service simultaneously in Iraq and Afghanistan.
When he led the Army Medical Services Training Centre, it was recognised as ‘the world leader’ of its kind. He founded the Air Assault Medical Regiment, and presided over seven operational deployments, including providing medical support to two successful hostage rescues missions.
Ewan was promoted to Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours, and also awarded an MBE for Squadron leadership in the First Gulf War.
In addition to his military career, Ewan is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, former Honorary Dental Surgeon to the Queen and a Commissioner of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Ewan retired from the British Army in January 2015.
Membership of committees: Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Quality Assurance