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Rear Admiral Philip Greenish CBE BSc CEng FIET

Council member

Philip Greenish has been Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering since July 2003.

As the UK’s national academy for engineering, it brings together the most successful and talented engineers from across the engineering sectors for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering.

Philip Greenish was educated at Cheltenham College and read Engineering Science at Durham University, graduating in 1972. He served in the Royal Navy as a weapon engineer from 1969 until 2003, retiring as a Rear Admiral having had responsibility in his final role for engineering, personnel and logistic support for the front line of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Previously, he had served in a number of ships and in shore appointments in MOD, Naval establishments and overseas. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Defence Studies.

He is a Board member of Engineering UK, a Trustee of the Daphne Jackson Trust and a Trustee of the Science Media Centre. He has held two research council appointments for a total of 7 years as a Council member of both CCLRC and STFC.

Philip’s family home is in Wickham, Hampshire but he works, and lives mostly, in London. His three adult children are pursuing very diverse career paths. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers. He was appointed CBE in 2003.

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