Lead Non-Executive Board Member

Sir Gerry Grimstone

Sir Gerry Grimstone

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Biography

Gerry Grimstone was appointed Lead Non-Executive Board Member for the MOD in September 2011.

Since his appointment to the MOD, Gerry has held a number of senior posts:

  • Board Member of the RAF Strike Command (subsequently Air Command), 1999 to 2007
  • Chairman of the RAF Audit Committee and member of the Defence Audit Committee

Lead Non-Executive Board Member

The Lead Non-Executive Board Member:

  • provides an independent and objective perspective on Defence Board business
  • works closely with the Defence Secretary, the Permanent Secretary and other members of the board to ensure that it provides clear and effective leadership for the department
  • takes an active role in assessing and improving the Board’s performance
  • leads the non-executive team and has a direct line of access to the government’s Lead Non-Executive

All of this is aimed at ensuring good practice and strengthening corporate leadership across government.