Head of Oceans and Natural Resources, The Commonwealth
Dr Nicholas Hardman-Mountford FMBA is a diplomat and marine scientist working in ocean, climate and resource governance and multilateral development. He is Head of Oceans and Natural Resources at the Commonwealth Secretariat, where he leads a technical advisory team delivering the Commonwealth Blue Charter, Sustainable Energy Transition Agenda and technical assistance projects on ocean governance and natural resources reform in Commonwealth countries. Previously, he was Principal Scientist at Australia's national research agency, CSIRO; Director of the Earth Observation Centre of Excellence on Air-Sea Interactions and Fluxes, and Board member and ocean carbon lead for the UK National Centre for Earth Observation. Dr Hardman-Mountford is an ocean expert with 25 years research experience with application in addressing societal drivers such as carbon storage, conservation, climate change, energy and food security. He is a Fellow of the Marine Biological Association of the UK and Adjunct Professor at University of Western Australia.