Shark Trust Trustees

The Shark Trust is governed by a dedicated board of nine Trustees:

Richard Peirce - Shark Trust Chairman.

 
Richard Peirce - Shark Trust Chairman
Businessman, author and film maker - Richard is a passionate shark conservationist who spends a lot of his time on various projects trying to help these beautiful endangered creatures and stop them from being pushed into extinction. Richard lives in North Cornwall, England, and travels around the world on shark conservation issues. Richard is Chairman of the Shark Trust, the Shark Conservation Society, and sponsors the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain tag and release programme and other projects.

George Bowser - Shark Trust Solicitor.
 
George Bowser - Shark Trust Solicitor
Senior partner Dunn & Baker, Exeter - George deals with company and commercial property law.
 

Roger Covey.
 
Roger Covey
Senior specialist marine officer for Natural England - Roger has worked in marine conservation nationally and regionally for more than 20 years, ranging from marine survey work throughout the UK during the early 1990s, to conservation roles in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly. He is recognised nationally as one of the leading figures in marine conservation and has chaired numerous meetings and events on marine issues.

Paul Cox.
 
Paul Cox
Head of Science & Learning at the National Marine Aquarium Plymouth - Paul initially worked in investment banking but his love of conservation and the oceans led him into Marine Science.
 

Sarah Fowler.
 
Sarah Fowler OBE – Founding Trustee
Sarah has worked in marine ecology, conservation and management for over 25 years. She was Deputy Head of the former Nature Conservancy Council’s Marine Science Branch, the Nature Bureaus Director of Marine and Coastal Services and Co-founder of the European Elasmobranch Association. She was co-chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Shark Specialist Group and appointed a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation in 2005. She was awarded the OBE for services to marine conservation in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. 

Dr Heather Koldewey.
 
Dr Heather Koldewey
Senior Curator of Aquariums for the Zoological Society of London in the UK and a former geneticist, Heather holds a PhD from the University College of Wales (Swansea). She chairs the European Aquarium conservation breeding programs for fish and aquatic invertebrates and is actively involved in several international panels on aquatic conservation. She is also the IUCN Re-introduction Specialist Group Fish Section Chair and Director of the Project Seahorse.
 

John Nightingale.
 
John Nightingale
John is a businessman, underwater film maker, photojournalist, radio and TV presenter. He is also an avid diver and keen conservationist.

Chris Pringle.
 
Chris Pringle
Chris is a businessman with a background in West End retailing. For the last ten years he has owned a bookshop in North Cornwall. Chris has been fascinated by sharks since he first saw Jaws in 1975 and has been fortunate enough to encounter White Sharks, Basking Sharks, Blues and mako’s.

Sue Bates.
 

Sue Bates
Sue is a keen diver and has encountered many sharks over the years with her late husband and Trustee of the Shark Trust, Grant Bates. Her first encounter was 30 years ago off Ras Mohammed with a shoal of hammerheads. Since then Sue has become aware of the alarming decline in many shark populations and became a patron in 2012.

Sue Bates
Sue is a keen diver and has encountered many sharks over the years with her late husband, and Trustee of the Shark Trust, Grant Bates. Her first encounter was 30 years ago off Ras Mohammed with a shoal of hammerheads. Since then Sue has become aware of the alarming decline in many shark populations and became a trustee in 2012.

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