Andrew Methven, Chief of Staff
Prior to this he served in the British Army (The Life Guards) for 20 years. His tours included running a Reserve officer training unit in London, and various staff roles in the Ministry of Defence. He spent a very enjoyable 16 months on exchange with the Canadian Army, most of which was spent in the Balkans. His operational service includes the UN and NATO in Bosnia, and several tours of Iraq, which was his first exposure to reconstruction, development and the people of Basra.
Andrew’s first degree was in sciences from Cambridge. He holds Masters degrees from Cranfield, KCL and Imperial College Business School. He lives in London with his young family. His hobbies include ancient Greek history and playing the piano badly.
Chris Frost, Treasurer
Chris Frost is AMAR’s Treasurer. He recently stepped down from the Board of Trustees and his role as Chairman of the Finance and Operations Committee to take on this new position within the Senior Management Team.
Specialising in organisational change and operation’s management, Chris has extensive international experience and became a founder board member of AMAR’s sister organisation, the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) in 2010.
Chris formerly worked as a partner with the leading international professional services firm, PwC, and was based in London. He has worked in the Middle East and on projects in several fragile states, including Kosovo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Pakistan.
Robert Cole, Global Head of Communications
Following his work with the news agencies, he moved to the BBC as a World Duty Editor, later working as a producer for both Panorama and the Six O’Clock News. He was also a field editor for the BBC and covered the Kosovo conflict, as well as managing events such as the World Cup in Japan in 2002. He left the BBC to join Sky News as a Senior Foreign Editor, later becoming Head of Foreign Planning. More recently, Robert has moved away from television, and was Head of News at Save the Children before coming to AMAR.