Admiralty Board (United Kingdom)
|Headquarters||Whitehall, Westminster, London|
|Parent agency||Defence Council|
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 Her Majesty's Principal 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:
- Royal Navy
In addition, the following are usually in attendance:
- Permanent Under Secretary
- Commander, Allied Maritime Command
- Commandant General Royal Marines
- Warrant Officer of the Naval Service
- Two Navy Board non-executive directors
Notes: Secretariat support is provided by the Naval Staff Policy/Secretariat and Sec/1SL.