Consulting engineer Ed McNaught, pictured, has been appointed chair of the RFCA’s Property Advisory Board which oversees the way the association manages the 600-plus buildings that serve the region’s reserves and cadets.
Ed is technical director leading the electrical engineering team at professional services firm RPS, consulting on a wide range of building and infrastructure projects, many for the public sector. He served in the Royal Naval Reserve for 38 years during which he was Commanding Officer of HMS Calliope and a Chief of Staff in the Maritime Reserve Headquarters.
Honoured to be appointed
Ed is a Deputy Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne with his wife and recently graduated daughter. Ed is also chair of the Marine Society and Sea Cadets Tyne Tees Branch committee, which aims to support the training of Sea Cadets in the region.
Following his appointment, Ed said: “I am very honoured to be entrusted to chair the Property Advisory Board with responsibility for so many buildings, some of which are really iconic and embody the history of Reserve Forces in Yorkshire and the Humber. I am looking forward to the challenge of ensuring that the estate continues to serve the needs of Cadets and Reservists into the future.”