The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) announced the appointment of Rear Admiral Peter Sparkes as its new Chief Executive and Accounting Officer.
Peter will be leaving the Royal Navy to take up the role.
As Chief Executive, Peter will continue to lead the organisation’s important work in supporting safe, secure and thriving oceans. This includes UKHO’s vital work in support of Defence and merchant shipping. Working in close collaboration with national and international partners, the organisation will also continue to develop ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions to support the responsible and sustainable use of our marine environment.
Commenting on his appointment, Peter said: “It is an enormous privilege to have been selected to be the UK Hydrographic Office’s permanent Chief Executive. I am delighted to be able to continue working with UKHO’s fantastic team, Defence and our allies, and our marine partners, to help safeguard our sea lanes and those operating in the maritime sector.
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