Robert Walmsley KCB
former Chief Naval Engineering Officer, Royal Navy
Sir Robert served in the Royal Navy from leaving school until his final appointment as a Vice-Admiral, specialising as a submarine weapons engineer and later in nuclear propulsion. After the Navy, he was appointed Chief of Defence Procurement in 1996; on leaving the Civil Service he was appointed to the British Energy Board and later as a senior adviser at Morgan Stanley International and Chairman of the Major Projects Association. He served on the Board of General Dynamics in the United States from 2004 until 2015 and is currently a Non-Executive Director at Cohort plc and Ultra Electronics Holdings plc. Since 2013 he has been the Independent Chairman of the Universal Credit Programme Board in the Department of Work and Pensions and since 2014 he has been a Crown Representative within the Crown Commercial Service.