|Captain Graham Peach, RN|
Graham Peach was born in Cornwall in 1961, educated at Torpoint and Saltash schools and joined BRNC Dartmouth as a University Cadet Entrant in 1979.
On passing out from BRNC in 1980, he served in HM Ships INVINCIBLE and ARIADNE, and took an honours degree in Electrical Engineering at Imperial College. Graduating in 1983, and after post graduate systems training at RNEC Manadon and HMS COLLINGWOOD, he joined HMS DANAE as Deputy Weapon Engineering Officer from 1985 to 1987. His shore appointment was to BRNC as Universities Co-ordinating Officer, before completing the Initial Staff Course at Greenwich in Spring 1990.
He was appointed Weapon Engineering Officer, HMS ARROW from 1990 to 1992, deploying to the Falklands, Mediterranean and the West Indies. Promoted to Lieutenant Commander, he served 2 years ‘underground’ as DFOMO at the Joint Command Centre, Northwood before attending Staff Course at Greenwich.
Promoted to Commander in 1995, he worked briefly in the Directorate of Naval Manning before becoming Second Sea Lord’s envoy as OIC of the Personnel Liaison Team. In 1997, he joined the Fourth Frigate Squadron as Chief Staff Officer and Squadron Weapon Engineering Officer. After a Central Staff MOD tour, responsible for applied research strategy, he was promoted to Captain in April 2000 upon taking command of the newly formed Maritime Commissioning, Trials and Assessment group. He has recently completed nearly 3 years as CinCFleet’s chief engineering staff officer for the surface flotilla, and is currently studying at Oxford University as the Senior Hudson Fellow, St Antony’s College, conducting strategic research into maritime disaster relief operations.
Married in 1991 to Dr Amanda Quine, Graham Peach has 4 young children and a very lively home in Waterlooville, Hampshire. Numerous family commitments apart, he is an avid reader, a French speaker and a keen cricketer. A former RN representative player, and an active member of the RNCC and Broadhalfpenny Brigands CC, he coaches youth cricket in the Portsmouth area. In his remaining spare moments he plays squash and golf, is a keen amateur astronomer and enjoys many outdoor pursuits; arrival at Oxford has rekindled his passion for a wide range of music, art and architecture.
|Last Updated ( Monday, 16 January 2006 )|
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