Leadership

The activities of the Global Ocean Forum are directed by a distinguished group of ocean leaders from around the world and various sectors of the ocean community, including governments, intergovernmental and international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations.

INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr. Richard Delaney (USA)
President and CEO, Center for Coastal Studies (Provincetown, MA)

Dr. David Freestone (UK)
Executive Secretary, Sargasso Sea Commission

Dr. Indumathie Hewawasam (Sri Lanka)
President, Sustainable Oceans and Coasts, LLC

Dr. Magnus Ngoile (Tanzania)
Oceans & Coastal Policy and Governance Consultant, former Policy and Governance Coordinator, UNDP/GEF Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project, Pew Fellow (1999)

Mr. Philippe Vallette (France)
Representative for International Affairs (former Director General), Nausicaá, Centre National de la Mer, France
Vice President, World Ocean Network

Dr. Peter Ricketts (Canada)
President and Vice-Chancellor, Acadia University

Dr. Françoise Gaill (France)
Scientific Advisor, Institute of Ecology and Environment, French National Centre for Scientific Research

Ms. Vanessa Cicin-Sain Knecht (USA)
Head of Revenue, HeadsUp

Dr. Miriam Balgos (USA)
Officer-in-Charge and Director of Organizational Development, Global Ocean Forum

POLICY ADVISORY BOARD (Under Review)

GLOBAL OCEAN FORUM SECRETARIAT

Dr. Miriam Balgos
Officer-in-Charge and Director of Organizational Development

Ms. Vanessa Cicin-Sain Knecht
Strategic Initiatives

Dr. Marjo Vierros
Senior Associate

Ms. Alexis Maxwell
Communications Assistant

Ms. Johanna Vonderhorst
Research Assistant

Mr. Kevin McLaughlin
Graphic Designer

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