Lieutenant Basic (Retired) Giles Hill, CB, CBE, has been appointed to the Board of Administrators of The Royal Edinburgh Army Tattoo.
Giles replaces Robin Brims as Chair of the Army Committee and brings with him over 35 years of management and operational expertise within the British Military.
He retired in December 2021, when his final appointment was Deputy NATO Coalition Commander in Afghanistan. Previous to that he was Assistant Chief of Defence Workers within the Ministry of Defence, and has led organisations – each nationwide and worldwide – in each navy operation the UK has participated in since 1990.
In 2014, Giles was awarded a CBE and was made a Companion of the Order of Bathtub (CB) in 2020. He has additionally been awarded the US Legion of Benefit for his operational management.
He joins the Tattoo because it prepares to return this summer time with its ‘Voices’ Present, which can characterize the collective energy and connection of voice by way of a spectacular mixture of music, dance and navy precision from a number of the world’s main armed forces and cultural performers.
Giles mentioned: “I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of the Tattoo group at such an thrilling juncture in its lengthy and proud historical past. I very a lot sit up for working with the Board and the good group to construct on this legacy.
“I’m additionally happy to have the ability to work with a group that helps our Army Charities and different nice charitable causes.”
Buster Howes, Chief Government at The Royal Edinburgh Army Tattoo, mentioned: “As we embark on a brand new period for the Tattoo, our navy roots will all the time stay.
“Giles has a wealth of very latest worldwide navy expertise and an in depth community, which will likely be invaluable to the Board and Senior Administration Crew as we search to evolve the Present creatively, commercially, and as a charity.
“I sit up for working intently with Giles, and the remainder of the Board, to proceed our reference to audiences, performers, navy and stakeholders throughout the globe.”