"Lord Boyce was appointed a non-executive director in May 2004. He has had a distinguished career in the Royal Navy and the Ministry of Defence (MoD). He qualified as a submariner in 1965, and commanded three submarines and HMS Brilliant. He attended the Royal College of Defence Studies. Lord Boyce was promoted to Admiral in 1995 and was Second Sea Lord and subsequently Commander-in-Chief Fleet before becoming First Sea Lord, Professional Head of the Royal Navy from 1998 to 2001; and Chief of Defence Staff, Professional Head of the Armed Forces from 2001 to 2003. He was elevated to the peerage in 2003 and was appointed Lord Warden and Admiral of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle in 2004. He is a non-executive director of -VT Group plc. Lord Boyce is a director of the White Ensign Association, an Elder Brother of Trinity House, a Trustee of the National Maritime Museum and a member of the Council of the RNLI. He is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees."