International Leaders

  • David Rowat, Seychelles davidrowatDavid Rowat, Ph.D. is also chairman of the Marine Conservation Society, Seychelles, and initiated the Seychelles whale shark monitoring programme in 1996 with the assistance ...
  • Brad Norman, Australia 14-Australia-Brad-Norman Brad Norman, Marie Levine and Alex Antoniou successfully lobbied for the Appendix II listing of the whale shark at CITES in 2002. Shortly afterwards, Dr. ...
  • Commander Arun Patil, India 16-India-Arun-Patil Commander Arun Patil earned a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Aeronautics, and retired from the Indian Naval Aviation after 21 years of ...
  • Debbie Smith, South Africa debbiesmith Debbie Smith, a PADI MSDT Instructor, was instrumental in the complete setting up of top dive centers at upmarket resorts — from mapping and naming ...
  • Jeffrey Gallant, Canada 15-Canada-Jeff-Gallant Jeffrey Gallant’s field of study includes the distribution of the Greenland shark, Somniosus microcephalus, social and environmental impact of sport diving activities in the presence ...
  • Scott Stevens, Taiwan 19-Taiwan-ScottStevens Scott Stevens received his MSc in Marine Resource Management from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, and has been working in fisheries management in the ...
  • Suzy Quasnichka, UK SuzyQuas Suzy Quasnichka, a marine biologist, has worked with whale sharks in Australia, Djibouti, India, Honduras, South Africa and Tanzania. While working for SRI in Australia, ...