Admiral Sir Trevor Soar, KCB, OBE, DEng (Hon) FCMI
Chair of Grammar School Board
Sir Trevor left the Royal Navy in March 2012 after a distinguished career of some 37 years and having achieved the highest rank in the Service.
He is now Director of his own consulting company and has a portfolio second career which includes being Chairman of the 400-year-old Historic Dockyard at Chatham, Chairman of the maritime company Clearwater Tracking, a founding Director of the True Leadership Company and he also advises a variety of industries and sectors on business strategy and leadership.
Sir Trevor joined the Royal Navy in 1975, after attending Loughborough Grammar School and has served both in submarines and surface ships, commanding in every rank from Lieutenant to Commodore. His last position in the Royal Navy was as the Commander-in-Chief, effectively the CEO of the Royal Navy in which he had full command of all Fleet units, the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and the Royal Marines. He was also the NATO Commander at Northwood responsible for all NATO Maritime Operations including the counter-piracy effort in the Indian Ocean – Operation OCEAN SHIELD.
Sir Trevor now lives near Ashbourne in Derbyshire. He is the President of the Leaders Club that promotes leadership development and debate for leaders across all sectors. He is also a Younger Brother of Trinity House, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, President of the Sea Cadet Corps TS WIZARD in London and TS MODWENA in Burton on Trent. As a Freeman of the City of London he is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Light mongers and Admiral of the City Livery Yacht Club. A keen supporter of Leicester Tigers and Navy Rugby he was, until leaving the Service, the President of the RN Rugby Football Union. He maintains his interest in rugby as an Independent Board member for the regional RFU in the Midlands.
Trevor is due to succeed Peter Fothergill in the role of Chairman of the Foundation at the Annual General Meeting In March 2019. This follows an election by the Board of Governors in December 2018.