The Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses are pleased to announce that Mike Bullock MBE took up appointment as Chief Executive of the Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) on April 29th.
Mike Bullock, 53, has taken early retirement from the Royal Navy in the rank of Commodore to join the NLB.
During his naval career of 34 years he had extensive experience both at sea and ashore, serving in a total of six ships and submarines, including the Submarine HMS REVENGE based in Faslane; the Destroyer HMS LIVERPOOL based in Rosyth, and the Aircraft Carrier HMS ILLUSTRIOUS.
He has also worked in the British Embassy Washington DC, the NATO Headquarters in Northwood London, the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall and the US Department of Defense in the Pentagon.
His final appointment was in Navy Command Headquarters, Portsmouth, where he had responsibility for Logistics and Infrastructure for the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
On his new appointment, Mr Bullock said: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to become part of the Northern Lighthouse Board team.
“The rich history of an organisation dating back to 1786 coupled with the very real and pressing modern day requirement to help ensure both the safety of mariners and the protection of the environment by making the seas around Scotland and the Isle of Man as safe as possible is an exciting combination.
“I very much look forward to being part of such an important organisation.”