Rear Admiral Nick Lambert took over the Chairmanship of the James Caird Society from Admiral Sir James Perowne KBE in November 2017. He joined the Royal Navy as a seaman in March 1977, subsequently gaining an honours degree in Geography at the University of Durham in 1983. He spent much time at sea, including on HM ships Birmingham, Ark Royal, Cardiff, and has commanded HMS Brazen and HMS Newcastle.
He was captain of the ice patrol ship Endurance from 2005-2007, deploying for two deeply rewarding seasons in Antarctica, after which he commanded Task Force 158 in the North Arabian Gulf, tasked with the protection of Iraq’s economically vital offshore oil infrastructure. Thereafter he was Deputy Flag Officer Sea Training from 2008 to 2009 before assuming the role of Assistant Chief of Staff Operations and Capability Integration in November 2009 in the Navy Command Headquarters. Promoted to Rear Admiral, he became the UK National Hydrographer in 2010, a post he held until the end of 2012.
Nick was also been Chairman of the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute so his Polar credentials are impeccable!