Sir Philip Trousdell joined as Chairman of the CNPA Board in September 2011. He served in the army until 2005. Since then he has held a number of appointments in the private sector as adviser to chairmen and owners of commercial organisations. He is chairman of a company that develops leadership processes at board level.
Much of his time is taken up with charity work in the military sector, especially for Help For Heroes - he is a trustee of Tedworth House Recovery Centre and has pedalled over 4,000 miles raising money - and the Gurkha Welfare Trust where he raises funds and project manages the construction of sheltered housing for geriatric, destitute ex-Gurkhas and their widows.