Acting Chairman – Colonel(retd) Phil Loynes LLB Royal Marine
Phil Loynes joined the Royal Marines in 1977 and served in a variety of operational command and staff appointments in Northern Ireland, Norway, Hong Kong and the Baltic States, before transferring to the Royal Marines Reserve in 1997 and qualifying as a commercial lawyer with the international law firm DLA Piper.
He specialised in Defence procurement and Hospital infrastructure projects, and was subsequently seconded by DLA Piper to their affiliated law firm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, advising on foreign investment, joint ventures, acquisitions and commercial contracts and transactions. He continues to practice as a legal consultant in the Middle East.
As a Reservist, Phil commanded RMR Merseyside on full time reserve service, and was RMR Colonel responsible for Reservist support to 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. Phil is Vice Chair (Marines) for the Reserves Forces & Cadets Association North West.