Dan Hands, a Commando Sapper, joined Patria this month after a 17-year career that spanned 21 countries and two wars.
“I was privileged to serve alongside committed men and women on frontline operations, where I saw at first hand the physical consequences of conflict on our soldiers, sailors and airmen. Yet it wasn’t until later that I realised the scale of the abiding trauma - physical and mental - affecting those that returned. The charities we support provide a safety net for thousands of veterans dealing with the legacy of conflict.
“Leaving the Army, I was determined to work for a company that has similar values to the military. Whether it’s our charity partnerships or our determination to make in Britain or the way we treat our customers, Patria is committed to excellence.”
Dan is taking charge of Patria’s operations.