Chief of Defence Materiel

Chief of Defence Materiel

The Chief of Defence Materiel is a senior post in the British armed forces created in April 2007. It merges the roles of Chief of Defence Procurement and Chief of Defence Logistics into a single post responsible for leading Defence Equipment and Support.

The command may be held by a four-star officer, admiral, general, or air chief marshal appointed from the three services, and also by civilians.


  • General Sir Kevin O'Donoghue 2 April 2007–December 2010[1]
  • Bernard Gray from 4 January 2011[2]