Mr Peter Cook
Security Director & Founder
Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI), London
Mr Peter Cook is the Founding Director for the Security Association for Maritime Industry, http://seasecurity.org. 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.
The Security Association for Maritime Industry (SAMI) provides an international, independent non-governmental organisation that is impartial and fully integrated with the maritime industry. SAMI also acts as a focal point for global maritime security matters. The SAMI membership is made up of over 170 international maritime security providers from over 35 different nations, as well as equipment, technology and hardware providers exploring technical and non-lethal maritime security solutions. In September 2012, SAMI was awarded ‘Newsmaker of the Year’ by Lloyd’s List and in December 2012, Mr Cook was named as the 19th most influential person in the shipping industry in the Lloyd’s List Top 100 List.
Peter has lectured on maritime security at Oxford, Greenwich, Portsmouth, World Maritime Universities and writes regularly on maritime topics, often commenting in the media on maritime security related issues.