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Our team

Arlette Schramm

PhD Candidate: Merging financial strategies with sustainable practices. Private equity, M&A, impact investment with focus on Blue Carbon, Sustainable Finance Mechanisms & Natural Capital Accounting.

Bella Charlesworth

Communications Officer: environmental scientist and science communicator. Background: ecology, plastic pollution, science & policy, content design, comms, podcasting. BSc/BArts with Honours (Class I).

Dr Ben Milligan

Director: recognition of nature in economic decision-making, multi-sector ocean development planning, natural resources governance, zero-carbon transitions, partnerships for sustainable development.

Dr Jordan Gacutan

Research Fellow: bridging science / policy through evidence for environmental-economic accounts, MSP, plastic pollution. Background in GIS, stats, natural capital and ecosystem services.

Eliza Northrop

Director: International environmental law, UNFCCC, ocean-climate solutions for zero-carbon transitions, sustainable ocean planning, natural resources governance and policy, indigenous rights

Elizabeth Hollaway

Research Associate: Implementation and development of sustainable ocean economy policy and governance. Background in marine science and multi-sectoral partnerships

Hannah Sheridan

Manager: network management, strategy, team builder, integration and systems optimisation, development through the utilisation of local knowledge, higher education sector specialist.

Jessica Bridgland

Applied Economist: experience creating & using economic analysis to influence policy, particularly marine spatial planning, sustainable financing, marine conservation, natural capital & blue economy.

Juliet Grimm

Senior Operations Officer. International and community development, monitoring evaluation and learning, business development and program development support.

Ken Findlay

Program lead, GOAP’s Africa Community of Practice: advancement of ocean accounting, inclusive & sustainable ocean governance, blue economies & sustainable ocean development in African coastal nations.

Maria Granada Alarcon Blazquez

PhD Candidate: environmental economics and environmental systems analysis. Experienced in ecosystem services, natural capital accounting, environmental valuation, CBA, and GIS.

Marianne Feoli

Research Officer: Building synergy & knowledge for Ocean Accounts in Latin America and the Caribbean. Sustainable transformation strategies, community empowerment, biodiversity credits & management.

Michael Burnside

Manager: partnerships for sustainable development, environmental science & economics, recognising nature in decision-making, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, zero-carbon transitions

Mitchell Lyons

Spatial data scientist. Background in earth observation, ML/AI, stats, EEA, biodiversity monitoring, field/expert/traditional knowledge, capacity building, open source + cloud-based methods

Nicholas Williams

Senior Administrator: experience in Federal Gov., migration & refugees with education in International Relations focusing on peacekeeping & human security, gender-based violence and food security.

Nina van Ewijk

Manager: Event program and communications, project management and operations support. Background in environment and resource management

Phil James

Director and environmental economist with >15 yrs experience in policy and economics in 25 countries. Focus: economic & social science aspects of ocean accounts, biodiversity & the blue economy.

Rebecca Shellock

Social Science Specialist: experience using social evidence to aid delivery of effective and equitable environmental governance. Focus: ocean accounting, gender equity & bridging science-policy gap.