Capt David Joyce
Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Branch Management, Royal Navy
David Joyce joined the Royal Navy in 1988 and served in a variety of ships and shore establishments during the first stage of his career as a Weapon Engineer Officer. Professional highlights during this period included anti-submarine patrols in the North Atlantic, disaster relief in the Caribbean and operations in the Arabian Gulf. Promoted to Captain in 2017, he has specialised in Human Resources with successive assignments responsible for training requirements, engineering training delivery, strategic HR and financial planning. In addition to his engineering degree, he holds three higher degrees, is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He currently heads the team responsible for the Royal Navy’s organisational structure and the career paths of its people, including the setting of entry standards and requirements for education and training.