Admiralty Board (United Kingdom)
Flag of the Admiralty Board
|Headquarters||Whitehall, Westminster, London|
|Parent agency||Ministry of Defence|
- For the Admiralty Board of Imperial Russia, see Admiralty Board (Russia).
The Admiralty Board is the body established under the Defence Council of the United Kingdom for the administration of the Naval Service of the United Kingdom. It meets formally only once a year, and the day-to-day running of the Royal Navy is conducted by the Navy Board, which does not include any ministers.
The board is chaired by the Secretary of State for Defence and includes the professional heads of the navy, as well as various ministers and civil servants of the Ministry of Defence.
Membership of the Board
The composition is as follows:
- Secretary of State for Defence
- Minister of State for the Armed Forces
- Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology
- Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans
- Minister for Reserves
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence
- Finance Director (Navy)
- Royal Navy
In addition, the Permanent Under Secretary is usually in attendance, as are the following (who are members of the Navy Board, but not of the Admiralty Board):
- Commander, NATO Maritime Command (co-opted since 2013)
- Commandant General Royal Marines
- Two Navy Board Non-executive directors
- "MOD Royal Navy". Retrieved 5 May 2015.