Rick Priestley is a miniature wargaming designer and author from near Nottingham, England. He is a game designer who has been the Creative Director at Games Workshop Ltd. He has been called the genius behind Warhammer 40,000 or "The original Emperor of the Warhammer 40,000 universe".
He left Games Workshop in November 2010. He currently designs wargames for Warlord Games, amongst other publishers.