Society was recently partnered with Team Rubicon UK on the appointment of John Leach as its inaugural CEO.
Team Rubicon UK (TR UK) recruits, trains, equips, and deploys veterans to aid in disaster response operations. The organization is designed to bridge the gap between disasters and large-scale aid, giving returning veterans a renewed sense of purpose, community, and identity post military service.
John joins from the international disaster relief organization, ShelterBox, where he served as Director of Operations. His experience in the Royal Marines and as a charity executive made him the ideal candidate for the challenge.
"I’m very proud to join Team Rubicon UK as its first CEO”, John said, “As a former Royal Marine with a career in disaster response, I'm passionate about providing the highest standard of support to families affected by disaster and a sense of purpose for ex-services volunteers. I’m confident TR UK will improve the lives of those affected by catastrophe while enabling us to change conversations and shift perspectives in a positive, empowering way for UK ex-services”.
Team Rubicon UK said of Society: “The efficient and thorough recruiting process provided by Society was ideally-suited to the needs of Team Rubicon UK.”