The Board of Forces in Mind Trust has appointed Hans Pung, President of RAND Europe, as its Chairman with effect from December 2016…

Hans succeeds the Trust’s founding Chairman, Air Vice-Marshal Tony Stables CBE, who is standing down after 5 years.

Hans entered the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1991, and served in the US Army as an engineer officer until 2002. During this period he studied for 2 years at postgraduate level at Merton College Oxford, and subsequently joined RAND Europe in Cambridge as a policy analyst.

Responsible for research across Europe in defence, health, innovation, social policy, and security, Hans was appointed RAND Europe’s President in 2012. Hans and his family live in North Hertfordshire.

Deputy Chairman Andrew Cowan, who led the selection process, said: “We are delighted to appoint Hans Pung as our Board Chairman. His experience and abilities will ensure Forces in Mind Trust builds on the outstanding work of Tony Stables as we implement our strategy for the coming years”.

Hans Pung said: “Being from a military background myself, I understand the challenges of moving from military to civilian life. I’m delighted to be joining the Forces in Mind Trust as Chairman and supporting its exceptional work helping Service members and their families make a successful and sustainable transition.”