Executive Management Team


Malcolm Glaister
Chief Executive Officer

Malcolm studied Computer Science at Durham and then, after 9 years in the Royal Navy, began a career in technology and operations first with GE Capital and then JPMorgan.  He spent time in management roles with AIG Investments and Lloyds Banking Group before founding his own FCA regulated advisory business.


Malcolm is a Fellow of the Institute of Securities and Investments, Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute, an Elder Brother and Trustee at the Corporation of Trinity House, and supports a number of veteran and maritime charities.


Nick Cooke-Priest
Chief Operating Officer

Nick retired from the Royal Navy in December 2019 after 30 Years as an aviator, warfare officer and 4 times Commanding Officer, including the Aircraft Carrier HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH.


He has commanded numerous maritime operations globally, worked in multinational operational headquarters at home and abroad and directly with Government in the Ministry of Defence. 


Chris Hancock
Chief Financial Officer

Christopher is a Chartered Accountant and Corporate Financier who has extensive experience of assisting companies with first funding through to IPO and exit.


He trained with Arthur Andersen before entering corporate finance with Barings and then JPMorgan Cazenove. He has been advisor and non-executive director to a number of start-ups and more established operating companies.