Philip Greenish

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Philip Duncan Greenish (born 5 September 1951) was a Rear Admiral in the UK Navy. On retirement from the navy in 2003 he assumed the role of the Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering.[1]

Greenish read Engineering Science at Durham University, graduating in 1972. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Defence Studies. His early naval career was spent as an engineer in frigates and destroyers and in shore appointments in engineering training, front-line support and naval plans. He served for two years with the Canadian Navy in Halifax Nova Scotia.[1]

Senior Navy appointments included: as a Rear Admiral, responsibility for engineering, personnel and logistic support for the front line of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, including leadership of a major reorganisation of the Fleet Headquarters; Director of Operational Requirements for sea systems; two years as military assistant to the MOD’s Chief of Defence Procurement; and responsibility for the conduct of naval weapon trials and acceptance.[1]



On climate change: "The time has come for engineers to demonstrate that it's through engineering that issues like climate change will be addressed."[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Royal Institution, Philip Greenish, acc 27 Nov 2012
  2. Science Media Centre (2012) About us, acc 3 Oct 2012
  3. Amy Duff, Philip Greenish, The Director magazine, Dec 2007, acc 27 Nov 2012