Rear Admiral Henry was educated at the French Lycée in South Kensington, London, before joining the Royal Navy in 1989.
He has held staff appointments in the United Kingdom’s Permanent Joint Headquarters, the Royal Navy’s Command Headquarters and the United Kingdom Defence Academy. His two most recent staff appointments have been in the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence as the Assistant Head UK Counter Terrorism, Resilience and Operations and as the Assistant Chief of Staff (Plans) at NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium.
He has commanded at five ranks, most recently as a Captain, the Amphibious Assault Carrier and Fleet Flagship HMS OCEAN, during her refit, regeneration, certification and return to UK, NATO and CJEF operational readiness; and, as a Commodore, British Forces Gibraltar.
Tim Henry is a Frigate Navigator and Principal Warfare Officer (Underwater) as well as an alumnus of Joint Services Advanced Command and Staff Course where he achieved a King’s College London Masters Degree in Defence Studies. A Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management as well as the Chartered Management Institute, he is an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute and has attended the one-year strategic studies course at the Royal College of Defence Studies in London.
He assumed the role of Deputy Commander Joint Force Command Norfolk in October 2021 and is accompanied to the United States by his family.