Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Knighton
KCB ADC FREng
The Chief of the Air Staff is the 4-star commander and professional head of the Royal Air Force.
He is accountable to the Secretary of State for its fighting effectiveness, efficiency and morale.
Reporting through the Chief of the Defence Staff, he is responsible for the development, generation, integration and sustainment of the RAF in accordance with Defence policy and priorities to meet CDS strategic objectives.