Who We Are
Forces Support was launched in March 2010 by father and son partnership Bill and Billy McCance, with an aim to create a national network of Forces Support outlets to raise the funds needed to run the practical support project Nationally.
Our Board Members
Chief Executive Officer
Chair of Trustees
Ron is an experienced leader and manager in the public and private sector. Following service in the RAF he joined the Police Service and as a senior officer in the Metropolitan Police Service he has managed challenging inner city areas. He has a worked in Corporate Risk Management for the Metropolitan Police Service and a financial market leader. He has also extensive experience of working in partnership working with minority communities delivering projects and government led initiatives.
More recently Ron has worked in the Community Safety arena and currently manages a Council in Oxfordshire.
He is a Trustee of a youth charity in Oxfordshire and a Trustee of a Family Centre in Oxfordshire which provides extensive support for military families.
Rob has over thirty years’ corporate experience, twenty of them as a Director operating in the technology transfer and executive search sector. As a trustee, Rob, can bring experience of the Armed Forces community both as the son of a career soldier who deployed on Operational service and as the father of a soldier who deployed in the BRF role to Afghanistan. To complete the circle, he was commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst into The Royal Highland Fusiliers, where he served for eight years as an infantry officer.
David Simpson F.B.I.I
David has over thirty five years’ experience within the hospitality industry working in both the commercial and higher education sectors. Having been employed in a customer focused environment throughout his career he has excellent customer service skills and well versed in staff recruitment, training & development as well as team building.
A long standing Fellow of the British Institute of Innkeeping with strong leadership and motivational qualities David brings a vast amount of experience to the role of a trustee.
Carol E Reynolds
Carol has worked alongside the previous founder and CEO, Bill McCance since February 2016 as Head of Finance & HR. She has over 30 years’ experience in both finance and HR. She previously worked within the higher educational sector, before setting up her own business and then joining Forces Support.
Carol is also a Town & District Councillor for West Oxfordshire District Council.
She is a Trustee of Witney Educational Foundation Charity based in Witney who provide grants to families in need, to assist with the purchase of school clothing and other essential items and towards the cost of attending educational visits.