Paul Boissier (Royal Navy officer)

Vice Admiral Robin Paul Boissier, CB (born 14 October 1953) is a former Royal Navy officer who served as Chief of Fleet Support from 2004 to 2006.

Paul Boissier
Born (1953-10-14) 14 October 1953 (age 66)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Navy
Years of service1974–2009
RankVice Admiral
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath

Naval careerEdit

The only son of Peter Clement Boissier, formerly of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, and his wife Joan Rosemary (née Yeomans),[1][2] Boissier joined the Royal Navy in 1974.[3] He was appointed Deputy Commander, Strike Force South in 2003,[4] Director-General Logistics (Fleet) and Chief of Fleet Support in 2004,[5] and Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet and Chief Naval Warfare Officer in 2006.[6] He retired in 2009.[7]

In retirement Boissier became Chief Executive of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.[3] Vice Admiral Boissier retired from the RNLI in May 2019 and was succeeded by Mark Dowie.[8]


Boissier is married to Susie.[9]


  1. ^ Burke's Landed Gentry 1965, p. 73, Boissier pedigree
  2. ^ Obituary: Peter Boissier Daily Telegraph, 22 January 2005
  3. ^ a b Paul Boissier Civil Society
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 2004
  5. ^ Royal Navy appointments Archived 15 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 2008
  7. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 2010
  8. ^ Mark Dowie RNLI, May 2019
  9. ^ Thousands line the Clyde to see HMS Dragon roar for first time Glasgow Herald, 17 November 2008
Military offices
Preceded by
Jonathon Reeve
Chief of Fleet Support
Succeeded by
Amjad Hussain
Preceded by
Sir Timothy McClement
Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Ibbotson