Commodore Phillip Waterhouse DL RN Royal Navy

Commodore Phil Waterhouse was born in 1966 and grew up across the Ridings of Yorkshire. Joining the Royal Navy as a Junior Sailor in 1982, he was about to commence Petty Officer courses when he was promoted to the Officer Corps in 1988

Roles included logistics command posts at sea in Frigates, Destroyers and Amphibious ships as well as seagoing appointments on operational battlestaffs. Ashore he commanded the Defence Maritime Logistics School and a major MOD Project and was the Deputy Commanding Officer/Chief Operating Officer of Devonport Naval Base. On selection for Commodore, he became Naval Regional Commander Northern England and the Isle of Man in early 2017; coincidentally he became an Aide de Camp to the Sovereign.

Retiring from the Royal Navy in 2023, he now works as the Group Corporate Affairs Director for APCL, an international and national group of companies that provides naval and mercantile ship building, ship repair and ship maintenance.

Commodore Waterhouse is a Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Chairman of Mersey Maritime, a Director of Maritime UK, President of Hull4Heroes and is a Younger Brother of Hull Trinity House. A former Chair of Broughton House Veterans Care Village in Salford, he remains on the Board of Trustees; he is passionate in supporting the Armed Forces Covenant and all it means for serving and retired service personnel and their families.

His hobbies are centred on home life and an unhealthy obsession with rugby league and cricket; he is a Life President of the Royal Navy Rugby League Association and a Wigan Warriors Season ticket holder; he is also a practicing ECB Cricket Umpire. Married to Colleen, Commodore Waterhouse lives in North West Manchester.