Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE ADC DL
Sir Mark is a retired Royal Navy officer. He served as First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval staff, the professional head of the Royal Navy, from July 2009 to April 2013. In this role he advised the British Government on the deployment of naval forces during operations around Libya and was responsible to the Secretary of State for fighting effectiveness, efficiency and morale.
He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1989 and a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 2004. He was advanced to Knight Grand Cross of that order in the 2010 Birthday Honours.
He is an Honorary Fellow of St Peter’s College, Oxford, a Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, a Freeman of the City of London. the President of the Marine Society & Sea Cadets and a Liveryman of the Upholder’s Company and a Younger Brother of Trinity House.