Huw Lawford was born in Reading and went to Durham University, where he read Politics and Economics. He attended Sandhurst and had a rewarding first career in the Army, spending many years in sub-Saharan Africa. He retired from the Army and formed his own company, which provides training support to NATO in complex decision-making and strategic communications. He is married to Trisha and they live in Yeovil. Huw is Chairman of the Association's Yeovil Branch.