Combat Stress appoints CEO amid leadership team overhaul

Combat Stress, which supports the mental health needs of military veterans, has appointed Jeff Harrison as its permanent chief executive.

Harrison had combined his role of director of resources with interim CEO and the charity has announced this appointment will be permanent.

Meanwhile, his director of resources role will be disbanded. Staff that previously reported to this role will report directly to Harrison as well as another director.

“I am grateful to the Board of Trustees and the staff at Combat Stress for their trust in me to lead this charity,” said Harrison.

“We are currently working with our Board of Trustees on the next phase of our strategy to ensure all veterans with complex mental health problems can live full and meaningful lives.”

The charity had previously been led since 2016 by Sue Freeth, who this year was appointed as CEO of LifeCare Limited, which supports older people in Edinburgh.

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