Advisory Panel

The Edinburgh Ocean Leaders Programme benefits enormously from the experience and networks of its talented and committed advisors.

Our International Advisory Panel is helping us grow and realise the vision of the programme.

Al Harris

Founder and Executive Director of marine conservation NGO Blue Ventures, working at the interface of marine protection and poverty alleviation.

Gordon McGregor

Founder and investor in companies in the areas of energy and Cleantech; member of Council of the UK Natural Environment Research Council; Chair of the WWF Advisory Board in Scotland; member of RSPB committee for Scotland. 

Kristina Gjerde

Senior High Seas Advisor to IUCN’s Global Marine and Polar Programme, and Adjunct Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California.

Marea Hatziolos

Senior Coastal and Marine Specialist (World Bank, retired) working at the intersection of marine conservation and sustainable development to find solutions to environmental problems that are evidence based, inclusive and just.

Max Bello

Marine and environmental policy consultant for a range of different international marine conservation organisations. 

Sylvie Goyet

Director of Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, The Pacific Community (SPC).

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