Nick Cooke-Priest OBE is a versatile, pragmatic and inspirational senior executive in the transition from the Royal Navy having commanded the aircraft carrier HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH. He has led large teams, engaged extensively internationally with the media and broad stakeholder communities, and undertaken notable higher level leadership education. Comfortable communicating at all levels and with an eye for strategic solutions, Cooke-Priest drives innovation, optimises performance and understands risk. A positive personality, engaging style and persistently seeking excellence, he thrives in the development of teams and individuals and best under pressure with limited resources.
Cooke-Priest started his career as a helicopter aviator and surface warfare officer; instructed in both. He redesigned and implemented the Navy’s sea training package. He then became the Commanding Officer HMS Kent and HMS Iron Duke where he deployed to Arabian Gulf during a period of high tension in the Arab Spring, contributed to maritime security and intelligence gathering.
He has also spent time as a Senior Operations Officer for the UK Maritime Component Command Bahrain, he was responsible for operational employment and sustainability of all assets on behalf of the commander. He also liaised domestically and internationally to ensure programme coherence and efficiency. More recently, Cooke-Priest has been the Commanding Officer to HMS Queen Elizabeth, within this role he has liaised with the vast stakeholder community to deliver 100% programme success against demanding and bar taut schedules, whilst improving relationships, planning and delivery.
Cooke-Priest specialises in leadership, mentoring and management, he has proven to be a huge success in regards to people and team development. He also works with strategy development and implementation, planning and managing operations; finding solutions.
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