Dr Nick Hardman-Mountford FMBAHead of Oceans and Natural Resources, Commonwealth Secretariat
Nick is an experienced strategic leader working at the interface of ocean and energy governance and international diplomacy. He heads up a technical advisory team delivering the Commonwealth Blue Charter, Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Transition Agenda and technical assistance programmes on ocean governance and natural resources reform in Commonwealth countries.
Previously, Nick has held positions as Principal Scientist at Australia’s national research agency, CSIRO; Director of the UK Centre of Excellence on Air-Sea Interactions and Fluxes, and Board member of the UK National Centre for Earth Observation. He has 25 years research experience and has published extensively addressing societal drivers such as climate change, carbon management, conservation, energy and food security. He is a Fellow of the Marine Biological Association of the UK; Adjunct Professor at University of Western Australia, and holds a number of other advisory roles.