Heather Koldewey – Picture the scene. It’s early morning and the sun is rising as a riverboat drops anchor on the river Padma, the name for the Ganges river, as it flows through Bangladesh.
Professor Heather Koldewey is the Science co-lead for the ‘Sea to Source: Ganges’ expedition. She has worked for the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) since 1995, as a postdoctoral research scientist, Curator of the ZSL London Zoo Aquarium, Head of Marine and Freshwater Conservation and currently as Senior Technical Advisor. Heather is an Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter, Cornwall campus, was appointed a National Geographic Fellow in 2018 and is science co-lead for their “Sea to Source: Ganges” expedition.
Fred Garth – As the saying goes, you never forget your first time. In my case, I’m talking about the first time I swam with a whale shark.
Editor of Guy Harvey Magazine. For the past several decades, Fred Garth’s articles have been published in dozens of websites, magazines and books worldwide. Currently he is the editor of Guy Harvey Magazine. Read more of his work at fredgarth.com
Richard Branson – It was wonderful to spend time with some inspiring and driven ocean activists for the UltraMarine Ocean Action Summit. Having the beautiful Caribbean as our backdrop certainly inspired us all to do all we can to ensure the blue planet’s future.
Founder of Virgin Group
Nicky Hawkins – Last year felt like the year the world woke up to the harm we’re inflicting on our planet.
Nicky Hawkins leads the FrameWorks Institute in the UK, researching public attitudes and how to change them. Nicky works with a widerange of organisations to change hearts and minds and build a better society.