Mark William Graham Kerr

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Mark Kerr
Birth name Mark William Graham Kerr
Born (1949-02-18) 18 February 1949 (age 65)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1967 - 2004
Rank Rear admiral
Commands held HMS Alert
HMS Beachampton
HMS Broadsword
HMS Cumberland

Rear Admiral Mark William Graham Kerr (born 18 February 1949, Malta) is a former Royal Navy officer who went on to be Chief Executive of Powys County Council.


Kerr joined the Royal Navy in 1967, aged 18.[1] He was given command of the patrol boat HMS Alert in waters off Northern Ireland in 1976 and the minesweeper Beachampton in waters off Hong Kong in 1982.[2] After a period with the Schools Presentation Team and then as executive officer on a larger ship, he was given command of the frigate Broadsword in 1988 and the frigate Cumberland in 1994.[2] He was appointed Deputy Flag Officer, Sea Training in 1997, Commodore of the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in 1999 and Naval Secretary in 2002.[2] He retired in 2004.[2]

In retirement he became Chief Executive of Powys County Council in May 2004[1] and interim Director of the National Botanic Garden of Wales in October 2009.[3]


He lives in Llangors, Powys[1] with his wife, Louisa; they have two sons and a daughter.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
Jeremy De Halpert
Naval Secretary
Succeeded by
Peter Wilkinson