Hill Robinson Appoints Paul Cook as New COO
Hill Robinson has announced the appointment of Paul Cook as Chief Operating Officer.
Paul Cook has extensive industry experience and has overseen periods of exceptional growth and success as General Manager of Port Vell Marina. The Hill Robinson Group has expressed its delight at recruiting someone whose ‘abilities in management, commercial development and operational efficiency are well evidenced’.
Paul began his maritime career in the Royal Navy, moving then on to captaincy of superyachts before choosing to turn his extensive organisational and leadership skills to directorship roles and business management on shore.
Paul’s experience covers international operations, complex contractual structures, and strategic brand positions, with Hill Robinsons seeing potential to generate new business under his guidance, expanding the company’s service offering and deepening client loyalty.
"Having been intrinsically involved in the yachting world for many years, Hill Robinson is a business that I have long admired and respected,” comments Paul Cook. ‘It is a pleasure to be joining this industry-leading company in the role of Chief Operating Officer and I look forward to be working with the Partners and the wider tea to provide exceptional levels of service to Hill Robinson clients.
“To design and build a superyacht, to launch it, run it and maintain it is no small feat,” Cook continues, “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.”
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,” says Nick Hill, Founding Partner of Hill Robinson. “Our company has grown substantially and while our core business is yachting and yacht management, our network and understanding sans everything from operational compliance and technical support, to yacht sales and charter.
“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.”
"Having been intrinsically involved in the yachting world for many years, Hill Robinson is a business that I have long admired and respected."