Expertise: Defence, Security, Campaign planning and implementation.
Locations: Global.

Nigel was active as a seagoing officer with the RCN for 37 years, culminating in successive Flag Officer appointments as Pacific Fleet Commander, Deputy Commander of the RCN, and Commander Maritime Forces Pacific. Experienced in practical risk management, from base infrastructure and environmental stewardship to SAR, and maritime air, surface and submarine operations in both national and multinational contexts, since 2012 he has been engaged as a certified Master Mariner in operational risk assessments in the maritime industry, maritime training and Arctic operations. His broad understanding of international relations was informed by practical exposure in the Pacific Rim was well as post-graduate education at the Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies and the Royal College of Defence Studies/King’s College London, giving a solid grounding in complex social and security risk appreciation.