APCL Chief Executive appointed to The RNBT Board of Trustees.

9 Jul 2024

APCL Group Chief Executive David McGinley has pledged to do all he can to support the vital work of The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT) after being appointed to its board of trustees.

The RNBT provides financial assistance and support to serving and former serving Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their families in times of need.

The appointment is a proud moment for David, who himself served in the Royal Navy for a quarter of a century.

Having joined in 1971 as a junior marine engineering mechanic, he served onboard HM ships Tiger, Abdiel, Amazon, Middleton and York and spent time in the Falklands and the Middle East. He left the Military in 1995 at the rank of Warrant Officer Marine Engineer.

David said: “It is a huge honour to be appointed to the board of trustees. As APCL’s chief executive I am proud of our links with the armed forces, and I hope any knowledge and experience I can bring to the table will help the RNBT with the invaluable work it does.”

David’s appointment marks the latest example of APCL’s commitment to supporting the armed forces, having previously named The RNBT as its Charity of the Year.

APCL companies A&P Group and Cammell Laird have previously demonstrated its support for the armed forces community by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant - a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

Both A&P and Cammell Laird are Silver Award holders under the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme highlighting their commitment to those employees who are Veterans, Reservists and Cadet Adult Forces Volunteers.

A&P Falmouth also hosted Armed Forces Day events during Armed Forces Week last year, which included supporting the Armed Forces Community Conference at Falmouth University.

APCL also recently sponsored the Royal Navy Rugby Leage team on its successful tour of Australia.

David added: “At APCL we support the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary by maintaining their fleet. This, coupled with the fact we have many ex-forces personnel in our ranks, means we have always had extremely close ties. That is something everyone here is rightly very proud of.”

Debbie Dollner, Chief Executive of The RNBT, said: “David is an ex-Navy man, so it is in his blood. We are delighted that someone with his level of knowledge and expertise will be joining us on the board so we can continue to conduct our important work - supporting Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their families.”