Directors of the RIN


It takes a very special skillset to guide the Royal Institute of Navigation - to oversee innovations to ensure the Institute stays relevant, to ensure the delivery of its core value to members, and to lead the world's foremost institute of navigation in both its day-to-day and its longer-term strategic affairs. To date there have been only four Directors of the Institute, their careers in the role spanning almost 70 years of navigation development and radical changes to the navigation world.



Tenure              Director

1947-1982               M W Richey MBE


1983-1992               Rear Admiral R M Burgoyne CB RN

1992-2009               Group Captain D W Broughton MBE RAF

2010-2016               Captain P C Chapman-Andrews LVO MBE RN

2017-                       J R Pottle BSc MBA FIET

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