New Chief Executive for Scottish Veterans Residences04 Oct 2018
Brigadier (Ret’d) Martin Nadin OBE has taken over as the Chief Executive of Scottish Veterans Residences from Group Captain (Ret’d) Phil Cox RAF.
Prior to joining the charity, Martin completed an extensive military career and spent 2 years in the NHS.
Joining the Army in 1977, he trained as a Biomedical Scientist specialising in bacteriology. Following graduation into the Royal Army Medical Corps from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1989, he completed a number of Regimental and Staff Officer appointments, which included operational service in the Middle East, Africa, Northern Ireland, the Balkans and Afghanistan. He also completed a number of senior Staff Officer appointments with responsibility for the planning, delivery and governance of worldwide healthcare support for deployed military personnel and military families. He left the Army in 2016, having spent 3 years as its Director of Medical Capability. In August 2016 he was appointed as the Project Director to lead the Project Team responsible for the successful acquisition of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
Martin was awarded the OBE in 2006 for his work in Afghanistan.
Speaking of his new role he says, “I am delighted to be taking the helm at SVR, Scotland’s oldest ex-Service charity. Having spent nearly 40 years in the Army I know that some veterans face real challenges in civilian life and what a vital role Service charities play in supporting those veterans. I am looking forward to working with our dedicated staff teams to provide the best possible accommodation and support for veterans who are homeless and in need, for as long as the need is there.”