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Vice Admiral Sir Andrew David Hugh Mathews KCB FREng[1] (born 27 June 1958) is a senior Royal Navy officer who was Chief of Materiél (Fleet), Royal Navy.

Sir Andrew Mathews
Born27 June 1958
Stanford le Hope, Essex
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
RankVice Admiral
Commands heldHM Naval Base Devonport
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Naval careerEdit

Mathews served as commander of HM Naval Base Devonport.[2] Promoted to rear admiral, Mathews was appointed Director-General Nuclear and Controller of the Navy in 2006.[3] He went on to be Director-General Submarines in 2007[4] and then, following promotion to vice admiral, Mathews was appointed Chief of Materiel (Fleet) and Chief of Fleet Support in 2009,[5] a post he stood down from in December 2013.[6]

Already a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB), Mathews was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the 2013 New Year Honours.[7]


  1. ^ "List of Fellows".
  2. ^ Berthing of HMS Vengeance
  3. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 2007
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 2008
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 2010
  6. ^ Service Appointments: Royal Navy and British Army - The Times; Court and Social
  7. ^ "No. 60367". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 2012. p. 2.
Military offices
Preceded by
Richard Cheadle
Controller of the Navy
Succeeded by
Paul Lambert
Preceded by
Trevor Soar
Chief of Materiel Fleet
Succeeded by
Simon Lister