Mark Kerr (Royal Navy officer, born 1949)

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Mark Kerr
Born (1949-02-18) 18 February 1949 (age 68)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service 1967–2004
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held Britannia Royal Naval College
HMS Cumberland
HMS Broadsword
HMS Beachampton
HMS Alert
Battles/wars Operation Banner

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

Naval career[edit]

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 HMS 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 HMS Broadsword in 1988 and the frigate HMS 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]

Later life[edit]

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]

Personal life[edit]

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