Her Majesty the Queen has approved the appointment of Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach GBE KCB ADC DL to take over from General Sir Nicholas Houghton GCB CBE ADC as the next Chief of the Defence Staff this summer.
Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence, said:
I am delighted to announce that Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach will assume the role of Chief of the Defence Staff this summer when General Sir Nicholas Houghton retires.
Sir Stuart has been an outstanding VCDS and I look forward to working closely with him in taking the fight to Daesh and ensuring we have the best Armed Forces to keep Britain safe.
A biography for Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach can be found on the here.