Press release

Imperial War Museum

Appointment to the Board of the Imperial War Museum.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The Prime Minister has appointed Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach to the Board of the Imperial War Museum for a period of four years.

Notes to Editors

  1. Imperial War Museums (IMW) collection tells the story of people who have lived, fought and died in conflicts involving Britain and the Commonwealth since the First World War.

  2. IWM’s five branches are IWM London; IWM North; IWM Duxford, a world renowned aviation museum and Britain’s best preserved wartime airfield; Churchill War Rooms, housed in Churchill’s secret headquarters below Whitehall; and the Second World War cruiser HMS Belfast.

 3. The appointment has been made in accordance with the OCPA Code of Practice and the original Nolan recommendations. Biographical Details Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach assumed his appointment as Commander of UK Joint Forces Command in December 2011. Having been commissioned into the Royal Air Force in 1977, he previously flew Canberras and the Tornado GR1. He commanded IX Bomber Squadron 1994-96. Staff Tours include personal staff officer to the Deputy Commander and Commander-in-Chief in RAF Germany, Executive Officer to Commander Second Allied Tactical Air Force and Director Defence Studies Royal Air Force. Operational Service includes Deputy Commander British Forces in Turkey, UK Head Military Coordination Centre Zakho (Iraq), Detachment Commander in Saudi Arabia, Commander British Forces in Italy, Air Commander (Forward) in HQ KFOR in Kosovo and Deputy Senior British Military Adviser to US HQ Central Command 2001-02. He commanded the Air Warfare Centre at RAF Waddington from 2000 to 2003, was Director-General Intelligence Collection in the Ministry of Defence 2003-2006 and Chief of Defence Intelligence. He was Deputy Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee in 2006-2009 and Chief of Joint Operations at PJHQ (UK) 2009-2011.

Published 13 January 2012