Peter Cook is a founding Director of PCA Maritime Ltd. A former Royal Marines Officer, he spent a significant part of his 24-year career involved in aspects of maritime security from maritime counter terrorism to formulating counter piracy policy and procedures for the UK Ministry of Defence.
Peter Cook developed the concept, and was the CEO of the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI); the trade body for the private maritime security industry designed to defeat piracy off the coast of Somalia. SAMI supported the development of the international standards and represented the industry at international organisations including the United Nations, International Maritime Organisation and the European Commission.
PCA Maritime Ltd: PCA Maritime has a unique insight with unparalleled expertise and experience in the effective and pragmatic application of private maritime security globally in concert with international, national and commercial requirements. PCA Maritime Directors have developed a respected reputation as independent agents of the private maritime security industry with an extensive network of contacts at the highest level.
Peter is also Visiting Lecturer at University of Greenwich having also lectured at Oxford, Portsmouth and the World Maritime University. He writes regularly on maritime topics, often commenting in the media on maritime security related issues.