Stephen Watson appointed a Trustee of The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity


The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Watson as one of its new trustees. Stephen, who has been a prominent supporter of the charity, was appointed at a meeting of the trustees held today in Portsmouth.

Stephen Watson is Chief Executive of CTN Communications, one of the UK’s leading corporate communications agencies. His career encompasses broadcast television, public affairs, politics and communications consultancy.

He has an active interest in charitable work and is a trustee of Tusk Trust, the conservation charity whose Patron is the Duke of Cambridge. He is also Chairman of the British-German Association. He has been an advisor to the Conservative Party and was a member of David Cameron’s successful leadership election team. In 2012, he was closely involved in the planning for the 2012 Diamond Jubilee and especially the Thames River Pageant, including the participation of the Royal Navy in the celebrations.

Stephen has had a close association with the Royal Navy for many years, helping advise on communications and messaging. He worked closely with the Navy Board during the last SDSR and chairs a Communications Advisory Group for the First Sea Lord.

The RNRMC exists to provide a better quality of life for serving and former Naval Service personnel. It supports the whole Naval family who are in need, suffering hardship or in distress. Last year it made grants in excess of £6m.

Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson KBE CB DSC DL, Chairman of the Trustees of the RNRMC, said;

“We’re delighted to welcome Stephen as a Trustee. He brings a wealth of experience to the Charity. His background in professional communications will help the RNRMC continue to build its reputation and profile at a time when the charity is growing and expanding the scope of its work.”

Stephen Watson said;

“I’m honoured to have this opportunity to serve as a Trustee of the RNRMC. This is a hugely important charity providing vital support for serving and retired Royal Navy and Royal Marine personnel and their families. The value of its work cannot be overstated and I hope I can play a small role in its future success.”

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