Rear Admiral Karsten RN took up the post of UK National Hydrographer and Deputy Chief Executive (Hydrography) in December 2012. He has served in the Royal Navy for 34 years and has held posts including:
- Operations and Commander British Forces Gibraltar, 2010 to 2012.
- Director of the Maritime Warfare Centre
- Navy Command’s Deputy Commander Operations
- Commander HMS Endurance
Chief Executive, Cefas
Cefas’ CEO is appointed by Defra and is the agency’s accounting officer. He is responsible for the overall leadership of Cefas.
Previous roles in government
National Hydrographer and Deputy Chief Executive
- 2012 to 2015