Duncan is Director of an Australian based fishery and natural resource consulting company, Fish Matter, established in March 2009.
Duncan Leadbitter has gained extensive experience in fisheries in Europe, Asia, North America and the Pacific. Before creating Fish Matter, Duncan was International Fisheries Director for the Marine Stewardship Council. In 2002, he became responsible for developing and managing the MSC’s Asia Pacific region and in that role he encouraged fisheries, the post-harvest sector and consumers to become involved in the program. With a background in the management of aquatic habitat and fishing impacts, Duncan has worked on marine protected areas, aquaculture assessments, habitat rehabilitation, pollution assessments, environmental education and bycatch management. He has also worked collaboratively with a variety of fishery stakeholders including industry, environment groups and government. He is also a Trustee of the Foundation.