Lieutenant General Sir Robert Fulton KBE was born in 1948. He was educated at Eton College and the University of East Anglia. He is a Graduate of the UK Royal College of Defence Studies and the UK Higher Command and Staff Course.

He joined the Royal Marines in 1972 and, in a military career of 34 years, served all around the world. In 1998 he became Commandant General Royal Marines. He left the Armed Forces in 2006 as the Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff for Equipment Capability in the rank of Lieutenant General. In 2006 he was appointed to be the 63rd Governor of Gibraltar and returned to the UK in 2009.

He was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen in 2005 and in 2009 he was appointed as a Knight of the Order of St John. He was appointed as the King of Arms of the Order of the British Empire in February 2016.

He has been the CEO of the Global Leadership Foundation since July 2010. He is also the Chairman of the Governors of the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Schools at Elstree, a Vice President of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, President of the Combined Cadet Force Association, President of the Governors of the Corps of Commissionaires, and a Member of the Council of the White Ensign Association.