RNA Officials

The most important asset to the RNA is our members, which is why we run our organisation from the ground-up. Full Members are elected to, and represent their areas on the National Council - who meet regularly to review and report on the RNA's activity.

RNA Central Office ensures Branch Secretaries are kept up to date on latest events, daily orders, accounts and administration.

Representatives from over 250 branches and HQ Roll are also invited to attend the annual National Conference held by the National Council, HQ, National President and Royal Navy.

Our Patrons


His Majesty King Charles III

Vice Patrons

Vice Admiral John H S McAnally CB LVO

Vice Patrons

Vice Admiral Sir Roy Newman KCB

Our Officials

National President

Vice Admiral Duncan Potts CB

Deputy National President

  • Commodore Mark Slawson OBE

Vice Presidents

  • Shipmate K Ridley

Life Vice Presidents

  • C Alley Esq
  • Cdr P C D Campbell LVO OBE DL RN
  • Commodore A R Nance OBE
  • D Judge Esq
  • D White MSM MBE
  • W Carruthers Esq BEM
  • Cdr J Owens RN

Vice Presidents

  • Rita Lock MBE
  • The Warrant Officer to the Royal Navy
  • WO1 Clare Robson - RN Serving Members

National Chairman

  • Shipmate Peter Godwin

Hon. Chaplain

  • The Venerable Andrew Hillier QHC., Chaplain of the Fleet

Hon. Legal Adviser

  • Lt Cdr Helen MacKenow RN

Hon. Treasurer

  • Shipmate I Irvin

National Standard Bearer

  • Shipmate Steve Champion (Maidstone Branch)

National Council

Vice National Chairman

  • Shipmate Andy Christie

National Council Member No 1 Area

  • Shipmate M Foley

National Council Member No 3 Area

  • Shipmate Andy Christie

National Council Member No 4 Area

  • Shipmate W Belfitt

National Council Member No 5 Area

  • Shipmate P Chivers

National Council Member No 6 Area

  • Shipmate K Ridley

National Council Member No 7 Area

  • Shipmate L Higgon-Young

National Council Member No 8 Area

  • Shipmate Peter Godwin

National Council Member No 10 Area

  • Shipmate S Simmons

National Council Member No 11 Area

  • Shipmate R Hastie-Murray

National Council Member No 12 Area

  • Shipmate P Stephenson

National Council Member Scottish Area

  • Shipmate S Elliot

Central Office

General Secretary/CEO

Captain Bill Oliphant RN

Chief of Staff

  • Chris Trevethan

Governance Support Officer and EA to General Secretary

  • Kate Aldous

Membership Support Manager

  • Sara Field

Financial Assistant

  • Kathryn Brindley

Plans Manager

  • Malcolm Little


  • Dave MacAskill

Communications Lead

  • Alice Farrow

Communications – editorial support

  • Mike Gray

Well-being Delivery Manager

  • Gemma Swanson