About Us

The Sandhurst Trust is the official charity and alumni community of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Orginally, established in 2003 (then as the Sandhurst Foundation) to promote the improved understanding and development of leadership beyond the Academy.  It was re-launched in 2014 with a focus on supporting the Academy and the serving and retired Army Officer community –  through promoting esprit de corps, sustaining ethos and preserving heritage, promoting and promulgating the Army’s approach to leadership and the provision of welfare support.

Through a programme of ‘leadership encounters’ we introduce to the Academy alternative and complimentary perspectives on leadership, and provide opportunities for interaction between the Academy, its alumni and other leadership-focussed organisations. The events foster an enduring sense of belonging and connection among the Academy’s alumni (both UK and overseas).  

Through conferences and other events we assist the Academy’s academic departments in reaching a wider audience and thereby enhance the Academy’s reputation as a centre of academic excellence it its fields.  At the same time, through managing appropriate private and corporate use of the Academy’s facilities, we will generate income both to sustain the charity and provide welfare support to Officer Cadets and our alumni.

Our Objectives:

Advancing the education of serving members of the armed forces and of the general public in the fields of leadership and management and the training of effective managers and leaders in civil and military life.

The Trust's core support comes from: the  Alumni of Sandhurst, both British and International Graduates, Regular and Reserve,  Serving and Retired; and those with an interest in the promotion of leadership and management skills in both the military and civilian arenas.

The Trust, whilst located at Sandhurst, is independant of both Sandhurst and the Ministry of Defence and answers to its trustees under charity law.

The Sandhurst Trust provides assistance to Officer cadets during training.

The Sandhurst Trust also provides welfare grants to serving and retired army officers through partnership with the Officers' Association. 

Further information about our recent work can be found on our news page.


Vaughan Kent-Payne

Telephone: 01276 412838

Sue Hatton

Membership Secretary (& Reunions)
Telephone: 01276 412000

Jenny Richards

Finance Secretary
Telephone: 01276 412000

Liz Matravers

Retail Manager
Telephone: 01276 412000

Andie Carpenter

Events Manager - Private/Corporate & Commissioning Ball
Telephone: 01276 412000

Louise Martin

Events Coordinator - Tours & Commandants Parade
Telephone: 01276 412000

Trustees & Patrons

His Majesty Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa


Major General Zac Stenning OBE

Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and ex officio Chairman of Trustees

Lieutenant General (Retired) Sir Simon Mayall KBE CB

A co-opted trustee and Deputy Chairman.

Col Rob Alston MBE

Chief of Staff HQ RMAS Group and an ex officio trustee

Brigadier (Retired) Ian Thomas

Director of Studies of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and an ex officio trustee

Mr Richard Anderson

A co-opted trustee

Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Bartlett

A co-opted trustee

Mr Bill Gornall King

A co-opted trustee

Miss Jules James

A co-opted trustee

Mr Tim Sherwood

A co-opted Trustee

Mr Patrick Smith

A co-opted trustee

Mr Sean Taylor

A co-opted trustee