Global Operations

Julie Andersen

Executive Director Plastic Oceans Foundation

Emma Langson

Executive Director Plastic Oceans Foundation Canada

Jo Ruxton

Director of Education

David Jones

Business and Sustainability Advisor

Geoff Brighty

Science and Policy Advisor


Julian Lennon

White Feather Foundation

Tanya Streeter

World Champion Free Diver

Paul Rose

BBC, British Antarctic Survey

Hong Kong Board of Directors

Daniel Auerbach

Senior Managing Director, Managing Partner, Eight Roads Ventures China (Formerly Fidelity Growth Partners Asia, India and Japan).

Sonjia Norman

Solicitor. Owner Myst Limited. Fashion labels Sonjia and Chibi.

William Pfeiffer

CEO, Globalgate. Global adviser to WTA, and senior adviser to Lionsgate Entertainment.

Steven Matthew

Regional Manager, Hyde Marine Asia.

Matthew Reid

Executive Director, Dean & DeLuca. Owner / Director Double D. Founder, owner and Director, Maximal Concepts Group. Board Director, Hong Kong Shark Foundation.

Karen Chang

Founder and Partner, Globe Creative (Partners with National Geographic).

Board Counsel:

Edmond Leung

Partner, Tanner DeWitt.

UK Trustees

Sonjia Norman

Solicitor. Owner Myst Limited. Fashion labels Sonjia and Chibi.

Sian Sutherland

Chief, Insider. Entrepreneur. Co-Founder of Mio and Mama Mio. Chair of FilmAid UK

Global Advisers

Dr Sylvia Earle

Explorer in Residence, National Geographic. First female Chief Scientist, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Time Magazine: First “hero for the planet”. Founder of Mission Blue.

Adam Leipzig

CEO Entertainment Media Partners. Ex President, National Geographic Films (March of the Penguins). Producer, A Plastic Ocean.

Craig Leeson

Founder of Leeson Media International and Ocean Vista Films. Chairman of 1 Shot Hong Kong Film Festival. Asia correspondent for Seven Network and an international Correspondent for Al Jazeera Media Network.

Wendy Smith

Wendy has a career spanning politics, commerce, entertainment and philanthropy. She started as Advisor, Trip Director and Deputy Director of Scheduling and Advance, The White House (Bill Clinton) and later went on to roles including Head of Communications CAA, and SVP Global Communications, Ralph Lauren.

Tamara Gillan

Founder and CEO Cherry London (Brand Partnerships).