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Director of National Firearms Centre

Frank Riley

Frank Riley joined the Royal Armouries in 2011 after a career with the military. He has an MSc in Leadership and Management and is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management.

As Director of the National Firearms Centre, Frank leads a team of curators and technical specialists and is responsible for some 25,000 firearms, including the former Ministry of Defence ‘Pattern Room’ collection. In addition, he is currently interim Operations Director for the Museum, leading the Operations Department through a number of major projects including ‘Poppies: Wave’ at Fort Nelson.

Frank’s interests include walking up hills in summer and skiing down them in winter. He is also a qualified Clay Pigeon Shooting Association instructor. Whilst serving overseas, he was interested in learning about people and their cultures and can get by in Arabic, Nepali and German.