Staff Profile

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Andy Cole


Andy Cole is Chief Executive of Royal Star & Garter, one of the country’s leading military charities which provides care to veterans living with disability or dementia. Andy led the development of the charity’s Home in High Wycombe which opened in 2019. Andy was previously Chief Executive of the national baby charity, Bliss, and championed improvements in maternity and specialist neonatal services, receiving an OBE in 2014.

Andy’s earlier career was working for arts organisations including the Royal Shakespeare Company and British Film Institute. Andy read Natural Sciences at Magdalene College, Cambridge and has an MBA from Warwick Business School. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Chair of the National Care Forum.

Job Title
  • Deputy Chair of Council