International Pole & Line Foundation announces new Market Outreach Director

IPNLF makes further organisational appointments to drive the sustainable and equitable growth of one-by-one caught tuna
Dr Ingrid Kelling, Market Outreach Director

The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the non-profit organisation that is committed to developing and supporting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains, is delighted to announce that Dr Ingrid Kelling has been appointed as Market Outreach Director with immediate effect.

In this newly created position, Kelling will develop and support one-by-one tuna fisheries through projects that grow the demand for and improve the global supply of one-by-one tuna. Based in Paris, she will take the lead on all of IPNLF’s market outreach work, focusing on existing and new Members as well as expanding IPNLF’s engagement in new geographic regions.

Kelling has worked on sustainable seafood supply chains from both public and private sector perspectives for many years. She joins IPNLF from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and previously worked at the WorldFish Center, Unilever ICF and the European Parliament. She has a Masters from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Marketing and sustainable aquaculture supply chains from the University of Stirling.

“I am thrilled to be joining the International Pole & Line Foundation team at such an exciting time – as more and more global supply chain companies and consumers realise the value in responsible one-by-one caught tuna. I look forward to working closely with IPNLF Members and partners in order to strengthen connections and further develop networks for the benefit of the amazing one-by-one tuna fisheries we champion, as well as the people, business and seas connected to them,” says Dr Kelling

Commenting on the appointment, Martin Purves, Managing Director of IPNLF, says, “IPNLF is delighted that Ingrid has taken up this important role within the team. With her wealth of knowledge and experience in the sustainable seafood sector, Ingrid will be a tremendous asset to the organisation and will provide considerable additional value to our Members.”

Providing further support in 2017, IPNLF has also appointed Henriette Hultmann and Carole Ryu to the new short-term research positions of Science & Market Outreach Intern and Project & Communications Intern, respectively. Hultmann has a BSc in Marine biology from the University of Essex, while Ryu has a BA in Film & Media Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. They are both based at the organisation’s London office.

“These are very exciting times for the International Pole & Line Foundation. Our membership continues to grow at an unprecedented rate as more and more companies involved in the seafood supply chain look to one-by-one fisheries for a source of environmentally and socially responsible tuna. With Ingrid’s appointment, and Henriette and Carole also joining the team, we look forward to strengthening our impact on one-by-one tuna supply chains in 2017 and beyond,” says Purves.

Notes to Editors


The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) works to develop, support and promote socially and environmentally responsible pole-and-line and handline tuna fisheries around the world. IPNLF’s ambition is to contribute to thriving coastal fisheries, including the people, communities, businesses and seas connected with them.  As a hub for sustainably-minded organisations, we use the influence of the market to forge change through practical fishery projects and stakeholder cooperation. IPNLF membership is open to organisations involved in the one-by-one caught tuna supply chain. Allied with our Members, IPNLF demonstrates the value of one-by-one caught tuna to consumers, policymakers and throughout the supply chain. We work across science, policy and the seafood sector, using an evidence-based, solutions-focused approach with guidance from our Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee and Board of Trustees.

IPNLF was officially registered in the United Kingdom in 2012 (Charity 1145586), with branch offices in London and the Maldives, and a staff presence in Indonesia.

Contact Details

Jason Holland , Media & Communications Advisor