Rear Admiral Jim MacLeod
Admiral Jim Macleod joined the Royal Navy in 1989 and spent his early career as a Weapon Engineer Officer in frigates and the aircraft carrier HMS ILLUSTRIOUS. Moving away from engineering in the mid noughties, he has worked in Defence Policy, defence equipment and support and completed an operational tour in Baghdad working on strategic infrastructure, before more recently moving into strategic HR. He served as the Head of Armed Forces Remuneration and more lately in the rank of Rear Admiral as the Assistant Chief of Defence Staff Personnel Capability responsible for Military workforce capability.
During his service he has read for an BEng(Hons), MSc in Systems Engineering, an MA in Defence Studies, is an alumni of the 2015 Royal College of Defence Studies course and was appointed CB in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020.