Vice Admiral Kyd is the Vice-Chairman of The Royal Navy Club
Commands at various ranks have included the Type 23 frigate HMS MONMOUTH, the strike carrier HMS ARK ROYAL, HMS ILLUSTRIOUS in the commando carrier role, and the on-call United Kingdom Task Group, which included a COUGAR deployment to the Gulf. He has also had the privilege of being the Captain of Britannia Royal Naval College, where all Naval officers complete their initial military and leadership training. He assumed the role of Commander United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group in 2015 before taking command of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH in May 2016. Promoted Rear Admiral in November 2018, he was appointed as Commander United Kingdom Maritime Forces and Rear Admiral Surface Ships.
Promoted Vice Admiral, he was appointed Fleet Commander in March 2019.