Veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress has appointed Dr Felix Davies as its new Director of Operations to lead the delivery of the charity’s services across the UK…

Dr Davies joins the charity at the start of July having previously worked as Service Director at St Andrew’s Healthcare, and prior to that as Chief Operating Officer at Tracscare (now Accomplish).

Dr Davies’ started out in the NHS as a clinical psychologist before moving into management roles within the NHS, charity and private sectors. His roles covered a broad range across health and social care including clinical, operational and commercial leadership positions within secure and acute hospitals, and community, residential care and supported living services.

A strong supporter of the military covenant, Dr Davies previously led psychological services for serving personnel at an NHS trust. Keen to once again work with those who have served their country, Dr Davies was drawn to work for Combat Stress.

He said: “Combat Stress has a significant history and heritage of supporting veterans over the past 100 years, as well as positive values and a commitment to providing high quality and specialist clinical services to veterans. I very much believe in the importance of serving those who have served us.”

Combat Stress’ Chief Executive Sue Freeth said: “I’m delighted to welcome Dr Davies to the charity. He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge that will be an invaluable addition to the world-renowned care and support that Combat Stress provides to veterans with mental health problems.”