Nigel Guild

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Nigel Guild
Born 9 February 1949
Simonstown, South Africa
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1966-2009
Rank Rear Admiral
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Rear-Admiral Nigel Charles Forbes Guild CB FREng[1] (born 9 February 1949) is a former Royal Navy officer who went on to be Controller of the Navy.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at Bryanston School, Trinity College, Cambridge and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Guild joined the Royal Navy in 1966.[2] Promoted to Captain in 1990, he was appointed Military Assistant to the Chief of Defence Procurement.[2] In 1996 he became Director of Combat Systems and Equipment at the Procurement Executive and in 1998 he took charge of the implementation of the "smart" procurement system.[2] Promoted to Rear Admiral in 2000, he was made Controller of the Navy as well as an Executive Director of the Defence Procurement Agency and then, from 2004, he became Senior Responsible Owner (Carrier Strike Capability) as well as Chief Naval Engineer Officer.[2] He retired from the Navy in 2009.[3]

He is President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.[3]


In 1971 he married Felicity.[2]


  1. ^ "List of Fellows". 
  2. ^ a b c d e Citation for Doctor of Engineering Bristol University
  3. ^ a b Aircraft Carriers for the Future - 81st Thomas Lowe Gray Lecture Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 13 May 2009
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Peter Spencer
Controller of the Navy
Succeeded by
Richard Cheadle