New Chairman Appointed

Posted on Monday 17 June 2024

In advance of our forthcoming AGM, the Association of Royal Navy Officers and Royal Navy Officers’ Charity are delighted to announce the appointment of Vice Admiral Andy Kyte CB as Chairman. He will assume the role on 10 July 2024.

Vice Admiral Andy Kyte was appointed as the Chief of Defence Logistics and Support (CDLS) with effect from September 2023. He is responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of a cross-cutting, pan-Defence strategy for Support, a c. £14-billion/annum enterprise covering every facet of Logistics, Engineering and Equipment Support.

A career logistician, he has over 35 years’ service, including operational tours in Northern Ireland, the Arabian Gulf and Afghanistan. Previous appointments include Head of Defence Logistic Operations and Command of the High Readiness Joint Force Logistic HQ. In 2018 he was appointed as the 2* Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (ACDS) (Support Operations) where he was responsible for the provision of strategic level policy, planning and direction in support of current and contingent operations. His tenure was dominated by the Support challenges created by BREXIT, COVID and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Prior to assuming the post of CDLS he led a study for the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), focused on increasing Defence outputs.

Vice Admiral Andy Kyte is a graduate of the Higher Command and Staff Course and the London Business School. He holds an MA in Defence Studies and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He was appointed a Companion of the Bath in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List for leadership of Defence’s response to the COVID pandemic.

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