Harbour Master and CEO
Captain Mark Cooper joined Dart Harbour in January 2017 as Harbour Master/CEO to head up the staff of the Authority and to be an executive Board Member. Captain Cooper will be working with the board, staff and stakeholder groups to ensure that the Dartmouth Harbour and Navigation Authority continues to deliver a safe and efficient customer service and achieves their vision for the future.
Captain Cooper has had extensive maritime experience including nuclear submarine command and is also a keen sailor. He joins Dart Harbour from the Royal Navy where he has had a highly successful career with extensive experience in nuclear command, navigation, training, project and people management. Highlights from his career in the Royal Navy include navigating a diesel, a nuclear and then a ballistic nuclear submarine before Commanding HMS TORBAY. He also served as Commander Submarine Sea Training and as the Director of the Royal Naval Submarine School. Latterly he has held the position of NATO Strategic Command Transformation – Defence Planning Policy Analysis Branch Head in Norfolk Virginia.