Rear Admiral Roger Lockwood CB
‘With two maritime careers behind me, the RNLI has always been part of my professional life. I am now delighted that I should be part of the RNLI itself and to be able to contribute actively to the saving of lives at sea.’
Having graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in Pure Mathematics in 1971 Roger Lockwood joined the Royal Navy on a short service commission and subsequently stayed to complete a full career of 34 years. Roger served in a number of ships, from a minesweeper to the aircraft carrier ARK ROYAL, was the ADC to the Chief of Defence Staff during the Falklands War, acted as Private Secretary to the First and Second Sea Lords, commanded the Navy's New Entry Training Establishment HMS RALEIGH and retired as a Rear Admiral in 2005. His last appointment was at the Royal College of Defence Studies in London.
On his retirement from the Royal Navy, Roger joined his family in Scotland and started a second career as the Chief Executive of the Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB), responsible for the operation and maintenance of Marine Aids to Navigation around the coasts of Scotland and the Isle of Man. He retired from the NLB in 2014.
Roger joined the Council of the RNLI in May 2015, the Scottish Council in 2016 and assumed the Chair of the Scottish Council in 2017. Roger was appointed a Trustee in February 2018 and Chair of the Operations Committee in July 2020.
Roger and his wife, Susie, have five children and live in Dunblane.