Sir Trevor served in the Royal Navy for 37 years achieving a tremendously successful career attaining the highest rank in the Service as an Admiral. He held many diverse leadership positions including 5 independent Commands from diesel submarine Captain as a 29 year old to Aircraft Carrier Captain in which his final Command was the whole of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines (36,000 people) as the Commander in Chief. He was also the NATO Maritime Commander with operational command of all ships and submarines from across the 27 NATO countries.
He achieved the fastest promotion of any Admiral in recent history and his career path gave him not only leadership experience at sea but also across the highest levels of Defence, change management and procurement and acquisition, chairing or being a member of the most senior Defence Boards. He gained considerable commercial insight from being responsible for all shipbuilding, procurement and logistics as the first Chief of Materiel (Fleet) in the Defence Equipment and Support organisation (28,000 people).
Sir Trevor’s unique insight and international leadership experience brings immeasurable value to this conference. There has been one common theme in Sir Trevor’s career – that of Leadership!