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Hill Robinson Appoints Paul Cook as COO

Hill Robinson is delighted to welcome Paul Cook as Chief Operating Officer.

Having managed one of the largest marinas in Europe and led marine industry companies through periods of exceptional growth and success, Paul’s abilities in management, commercial development and operational efficiency are well evidenced. 

Paul’s maritime career began in the Royal Navy and saw him move on to captaincy of superyachts before choosing to turn his extensive organisational and leadership skills to directorship roles and business management on shore.

Experienced in international operations, complex contracts and strategic brand positioning, Paul’s potential to generate new business for Hill Robinson, expand the company’s service offering and deepen client loyalty is an exciting move for the firm, which celebrates 20 years in business.

“Having been intrinsically involved in the yachting world for many years, Hill Robinson is a business that I have long admired and respected. It is a pleasure to be joining this industry-leading company in the role of Chief Operating Officer and I look forward to working with the Partners and the wider team to provide exceptional levels of service to Hill Robinson clients,” says Paul Cook.

“To design and build a superyacht, to launch it, run it and maintain it is no small feat - it is an impressive operational achievement in itself. That Hill Robinson can be involved at each stage of this challenging process is something I find extremely exciting,” he adds.

Paul’s 30-year experience and broad industry understanding provides him with a unique perspective that whilst is undoubtedly a benefit to Hill Robinson’s corporate structure, will also evidence itself in direct benefit to Hill Robinson’s clients.

Paul’s role will see him responsible for ensuring that Hill Robinson has the highly-skilled and motivated team, processes and procedures that will best support its global client base.

“We are delighted to welcome Paul Cook to our executive team. Our company has grown substantially and while our core business is yachting and yacht management, our network and understanding spans everything from operational compliance and technical support, to yacht sales and charter,” says Nick Hill, founding partner of Hill Robinson. “To ensure a seamless client experience, it is imperative that we coordinate the delivery of our services in a manner that meets and/or exceeds expectations. Paul’s operational proficiency and professionalism are sure to help us execute this mission.” 

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