Mike Bullock joined the Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) as Chief Executive in 2014. NLB is the General Lighthouse Authority for Scotland and the Isle of Man and is a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) answerable to the UK Department for Transport.
Prior to taking up his current appointment he was in the Royal Navy for 34 years serving in a total of six ships and submarines, as well as working ashore in the Ministry of Defence, NATO, the UK Embassy in Washington DC and in the Pentagon.
His final appointment, in the rank of Commodore, was in Navy Command Headquarters, Portsmouth where he had responsibility for Logistics and Infrastructure for the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, holds a Masters of Art in International Security and Strategy from King’s College London (2011) and is a graduate of the Royal College of Defence Studies.
“I joined SMC’s Board to help fulfil the Northern Lighthouse Board’s strategic objective of supporting the sustainable economic development of Scotland. As a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) with our headquarters in Edinburgh, but working to the Department for Transport in London, we have strong relationships both within UK and Scottish Governments. I am able to use this network to facilitate the Cluster’s work, that’s everything from directly engaging with Ministers and making introductions to identifying emerging opportunities through policy change.”