Peter Coulson
Peter has just completed 36 years in the Royal Navy most recently serving as Devonport Naval Base Commander in Plymouth. Although specialising as a Weapons Engineer, his career has been broad and previous appointments have included: leading the RN’s surface ship through-life support portfolio; Combat System capability management; working in Private Office of Defence Ministers; Engineering and Training roles at the Devonport Waterfront; personnel policy in MOD; Space research; and service in HMS ILLUSTRIOUS and several Frigates.
Peter has a BEng in Engineering Science, an MSc in Satellite Communications Engineering, an MA in Defence Studies, holds the Certificate in Directorship from the IOD and completed the Major Projects Leadership Academy at the Saïd Business School, Oxford. Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and an Alumnus of the Windsor Leadership Trust. Other roles held include Non-Executive Director of Destination Plymouth, Chairman of Ice Sports for the RN Winter Sports’ Association and a Trustee of two charities.