Our Executive Team

The Executive Team, led by the Chief Executive, are the RNLI’s senior managers. The Chief Executive is responsible to the Trustees for the day-to-day running of the RNLI and the execution of the strategy and policies decided by the Trustee Committee.
Chief Executive
Mark Dowie, RNLI Chief Executive
Mark Dowie
Mark, appointed Chief Executive in May 2019, is a former naval officer and company director. A keen sailor, he was also Lifeboat Operations Manager at Salcombe Lifeboat Station for 2 years.
Chief Executive
Associate Director Fundraising Marketing and Media
Angela Rook, Business Support and Services Director.
Angela Rook
Associate Director Fundraising Marketing and Media, Anjie Rook joined the RNLI in 1993 and became a Director in 2012.  
Associate Director Fundraising Marketing and Media
Director of Engineering and Supply
Angus Watson, Engineering and Asset Management Director.
Angus Watson
Angus, our Director of Engineering and Supply, has been involved with the RNLI for 23 years.
Director of Engineering and Supply
Chief Information Officer
Claire Deuchar, CIO (Chief Information Officer) and Supply Chain Director
Claire Deuchar
Chief Information Officer Claire joined the RNLI from BP where she had been the Global Procurement Director. 
Chief Information Officer
International Director
James Vaughan, International Director
James Vaughan
International Director James Vaughan joined the RNLI in 1998, after a number of years in the advertising industry. 
International Director
Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Media
Jayne George, Fundraising Director
Jayne George
Jayne is returning to the RNLI after an 11-year break. When she first joined the RNLI she was Managing Director of the Sales Company before she took over as Head of Regional Fundraising.
Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Media
Director of Lifesaving Operations
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John Payne
John is a qualified Master Mariner and has worked for more than 30 years in the offshore oil and gas, marine and subsea sector.
Director of Lifesaving Operations
Chief Finance Officer
Steven Peacock, Chief Finance Officer
Steven Peacock
Steven our Chief Finance Officer is a Graduate in Economics and a Chartered Accountant with 25 years experience working in both Finance and Commercial roles for many household brand names.
Chief Finance Officer
Director of People
Sue Barnes, People Director
Sue Barnes
Director of People Sue Barnes worked within the logistics and distribution sector for over 25 years. 
Director of People