Sir Charles Montgomery joined Border Force as director general in March 2013.
Sir Charles joined the Royal Navy through BRNC Dartmouth in 1973, spending his first three years in service at Sheffield University, gaining an honours degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
Before joining Border Force, Sir Charles held the role of Vice Admiral - Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel and Training in the Royal Navy.
He has enjoyed a distinguished career in the Royal Navy, and has held a variety of sea-going and land-based roles, including Naval Secretary and Chief of Staff (Personnel), Head of the Maritime Warfare School and command of a major warship.
He was awarded KBE in the 2012 Queen’s birthday honours list.