Bob Tarrant, CB
Bob joined the board as a non-executive director in August 2023, bringing wide experience of senior leadership roles in the Royal Navy. As a Rear Admiral, Bob was the de facto Chief Operating Officer for the navy and, in the same rank, was formerly in command of all UK maritime forces.
An exceptionally effective operator and strategist, with wide experience of large, complex military and diplomatic projects, Bob has worked with partners in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the USA. He has board level experience both in the Navy and, more recently, across a range of commercial enterprises in the maritime, defence, technology, renewables, and water sectors.
Having worked on exchange with the US Navy, Bob has a wide range of contacts across defence, both in the UK and in the US. He is regularly asked to chair leading, international conferences focussed on defence and maritime technology, and has been a speaker on planning and leadership for the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), as well as the joint services Higher Command Course. He holds an MA from Kings College, London in Defence Studies, and has a strong commitment to promoting wellbeing in the workplace, speaking on the subject at the invitation of Windsor Leadership.