Alasdair Harris is the executive director of Blue Ventures, an award winning marine conservation charity and social enterprise, which works to develop transformative approaches for catalyzing and sustaining locally led marine conservation. Harris holds an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a PhD in tropical marine ecology, and an honorary doctorate of science from the University of Edinburgh. He is a TED Fellow, an Ashoka Fellow, and was the 2015 winner of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.
I have followed the work of IPNLF closely in recent years and have been very impressed by the way in which it is empowering local fishing communities through the demand for sustainable one-by-one caught tuna. In giving these fisheries a voice in the marketplace, IPNLF is effecting change and I am excited by the prospect of finding ways in which I can make that work even more effective.Alisdair Harris