Simon Lister (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir Simon Lister
Vice Admiral Simon Lister.jpg
Vice Admiral Simon Lister in 2014
Born October 1959 (age 57)
Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service 1978–
Rank Vice Admiral
Service number C026152P
Commands held HM Naval Base Plymouth
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Vice Admiral Sir Simon Robert Lister, KCB, OBE (born October 1959) is a Royal Navy officer who currently serves as Chief of Materiel (Fleet) and Chief of Fleet Support.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at the Royal Naval Engineering College at Manadon and the Royal Naval College Greenwich, Lister joined the Royal Navy in 1978.[1] He became the marine engineer officer of the submarine Odin in 1986.[1] He went on to be marine engineer officer of Torbay and then Trenchant in 1993.[1] He became Naval Assistant to the Chief Executive of the Ship Support Agency in 1994 and, after attending the London Business School in 1996, he became Director, Naval Plans at the Ministry of Defence in 1997 and then naval attaché in Moscow in 2001.[1]

Lister became head of the team responsible for phase one of the internal restructuring programme at the Defence Logistics Organisation in 2004.[2] He went on to be Commander, HM Naval Base Plymouth in 2005, Senior Naval Member on the Directing Staff at the Royal College of Defence Studies in April 2008[3] and Director, Submarines in 2009.[4] Lister became Chief of Materiel (Fleet) and Chief of Fleet Support with promotion to the rank of vice admiral in December 2013.[3]

Lister was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2001 Birthday Honours, Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 2013 New Year Honours and a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the 2017 Birthday Honours.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Commodore Simon Lister OBE Royal Navy
  2. ^ Interview with Commodore Simon Lister 27 April 2005
  3. ^ a b Senior Royal Navy Appointments
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 2010
  5. ^ "No. 56237". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 June 2001. p. 5. 
  6. ^ "No. 60367". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 2012. p. 2. 
  7. ^ "No. 61962". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 June 2017. p. B2. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Andrew Mathews
Chief of Materiel Fleet
2013–present
Incumbent