Learn More About OA Connect Speaker, Vice Admiral Paul Boissier CB MA MSc, Chief Executive RNLI

The OA are delighted to be joined by Paul Boissier at the forthcoming OA Connect networking evening in Bristol on 20th September. Paul will be speaking to us about his transition from the military as well as the work that the RNLI performs day after day around the coast of the British Isles. He will also discuss his journey during the last 7 years as Chief Executive; from the shocking realisation that the RNLI was not flawless to the new, ambitious business strategy he is executing at the organisation which itself brings a different set of challenges.

Paul Boissier – a brief history

Paul Boissier has spent much of his working life either at sea, or closely involved with seafarers. After graduating in mechanical Engineering from Cambridge University, he joined the Royal Navy where he specialised in navigation and served in a variety of submarines during the Cold War. This led to two submarine commands – HMS Onyx and HMS Trafalgar – before he moved into the surface fleet as the Captain of HMS Chatham.

After this, he came ashore as the Commander of Portsmouth naval base before moving to Bristol as the Chief of Fleet Support, responsible for all Royal Navy maintenance and logistics. His naval career ended with 2 years as the Chief Operating Officer of the Royal Navy, based in Portsmouth.

During his naval career, he spent a year at London Business School where he graduated with a Masters degree in business Management, and he also, at an earlier stage, spent a year working for Guinness where he trained as a brewer.

Paul has written three books on the sea; he spent three years as the Commodore of the Royal Navy sailing association, and is a Younger Brother of Trinity House.

He joined the RNLI in 2009 and has enjoyed every moment of the job from that point onwards.

Join us at Paul’s talk

Paul’s talk is set to be a highly intriguing insight into business strategy, transformation and change management. It will be useful for officers considering a move in to executive management or for those who have already transitioned and are interested in developing further strategic skills.

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Event: OA Networking Evening with Paul Boissier, CEO RNLI

Date: 20th September

Time: 1830hrs arrival, 2130hrs event finishes

Location: Clifton Pavilion, Bristol Zoo, BS8 3HA