Our Executive Team

The Executive Team, led by the Chief Executive, are the RNLI’s senior managers. The Chief Executive is responsible to the Trustees for the day-to-day running of the RNLI and the execution of the strategy and policies decided by the Trustee Committee.
Chief Executive
RNLI Chief Executive Paul Boissier at Tower lifeboat station.
Paul Boissier
Paul, Chief Executive, spent much of his working life either at sea, or closely involved with seafarers, before joining the RNLI.
Chief Executive
Engineering and Asset Management Director
Angus Watson, Engineering and Asset Management Director
Angus Watson
Angus, our Engineering and Asset Management Director, has been involved with the RNLI for 23 years.
Engineering and Asset Management Director
International Director
International Director James Vaughan
James Vaughan
International Director James Vaughan joined the RNLI in 1998, after a number of years in the advertising industry. 
International Director
Finance Director
RNLI Acting Finance Director Darren Spivey
Darren Spivey
Darren has spent much of his working life at the RNLI, working in all areas of Finance from investment management to financial reporting.
Finance Director
People and Transformation Director
Sue Barnes, RNLI's People and Transformation Director
Sue Barnes
People and Transformation Director Sue Barnes worked within the logistics and distribution sector for over 25 years. 
People and Transformation Director
Operations Director
Operations Director George Rawlinson
George Rawlinson
George, our Operations Director, has a background in shipping and joined the RNLI in 1990. He holds a Class 1 Master Mariners Certificate of Competency. 
Operations Director
Business Support and Services Director
Angela Rook, Business Support and Services Director
Angela Rook
Business Support and Services Director Anjie Rook joined the RNLI in 1993 and became a Director in 2012.  
Business Support and Services Director
Director of Community Lifesaving and Fundraising
Leesa Harwood, Director of Community Lifesaving and Fundraising
Leesa Harwood
Leesa, Director of Community Lifesaving and Fundraising, began her not-for-profit career in 1991, in the USA.
Director of Community Lifesaving and Fundraising
Supply Chain Director
Claire Deuchar, Supply Chain Director, standing next to Angus Watson in full lifeboat crew kit
Claire Deuchar
Supply Chain Director Claire joined the RNLI from BP where she had been the Global Procurement Director. 
Supply Chain Director
Chief Information Officer
RNLI CIO Director Ian Golding on a lifeboat on the River Thames at RNLI Tower Lifeboat Station
Ian Golding
Ian joined the RNLI in 2017, and has led global technology programmes in the environment consulting and engineering sector for over 15 years.
Chief Information Officer