Former Royal Navy chief joins Liquid Robotics’ advisory board

The former First Sea Lord of the British Royal Navy, retired Admiral Sir George Zambelas, will be joining Liquid Robotics’ global strategic advisory board, the company announced on Wednesday.

“As a member of this distinguished board of advisors, Sir George will bring his vast military and maritime domain knowledge to help Liquid Robotics explore and develop new relationships and opportunities in the military and the non-military markets globally,” the company said in the announcement.

Liquid Robotics is a Boeing subsidiary that designs and manufactures the Wave Glider, a wave and solar powered unmanned ocean robot.

“I’m delighted to be able to support Liquid Robotics,” said Sir George Zambellas. “This responsibility will hit the sweet spot for me, combining deceptively advanced technology with extraordinary development potential, in the challenging underwater domain but with access to land, air and space, in a product range with global reach and global relevance – run by a small committed team.”

Sir George Zambellas’ highly distinguished naval career concluded in April 2016 after a three-year appointment as Britain’s First Sea Lord. During this time he served in the UK Amphibious Force, the UK Maritime Force, NATO 4-star Maritime Command and Fleet Command and UK Ministry of Defence positions. As captain of HMS Chatham he was deployed as part of operation Palliser to Sierra Leone, earning the Distinguished Service Cross.

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