Rear Admiral Malcolm Cree

Rear Admiral Malcolm Cree was born in 1961 and joined the Royal Navy whilst reading History at Bristol University. He has served in most types of warship, from Minehunters to Aircraft Carriers, specialising as a Fighter Controller and Air Warfare Officer. Deploying frequently, he served in the Gulf during the Tanker War and Adriatic during the Bosnian crisis and was the Executive Officer in HMS CHATHAM at the 1997 Hong Kong handover. He Commanded the destroyer HMS GLOUCESTER, 2002-2004, escorting the French Carrier CHARLES DE GAULLE on deployment to the Gulf and Indian Ocean. His last operational tour was in Command of Coalition Task Group 152 in the Gulf in 2008, which was followed by two years as Flag Officer Sea Training, Director (South).

A graduate of the French Collège Interarmées de Defense, Malcolm also taught on the UK Advanced Command and Staff Course. He has served in the Equipment Capability area of the Ministry of Defence and in the Resources and Plans division at the former Fleet Command HQ. He attended the Royal College of Defence Studies 2010-2011, graduating with a distinction in the King’s College London MA in International Security and Strategy, before promotion to Commodore on appointment as ACOS (Resources and Plans) in Navy Command. He has been involved in several change programmes in the MoD, DE&S and NCHQ, and has a special interest in decision analysis.

Promoted to Rear Admiral in October 2013, he became Chief of Staff (Integrated Change Programme).  Rear Admiral Malcolm Cree has been awarded a CBE in the New Years Honours list 2016.  Retiring in April 2016, Malcolm is now a Principal Consultant with Catalyze Ltd, a process consultancy that specialises in the business application of process firmly founded in decision theory.

Malcolm lives in Hampshire with his wife Diana and, among other things, enjoys sailing, running, cycling, cooking, history and current affairs.  He has two daughters at university.