Two ex-officio governors whose appointments provide a direct link to the charity’s origins, namely the Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom and the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.
Four nominative governors whose appointments are in the grant of the Bishop of Rochester, Trinity House, the Commandant of the RSME, Chatham and the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust.
Five co-optative governors who are recruited and elected by the board, which usually includes a medical doctor and an accountant.
The flag of the current Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. By Graham Padruig.