As Head of Operations, I am responsible for the delivery of our world-class aquarium facility, the National Marine Aquarium. This includes ensuring the highest possible welfare of all our animals, a safe, enjoyable and informative visit for our visitors and maintaining the income required to support our critically important charitable objectives.

I have always been passionate about our environment and working for the Ocean Conservation Trust has provided an ideal opportunity for me to utilise my skills, knowledge and drive to ensure my working life also supported my environmental ethics. After six and a half years, I am still as engaged and driven as I was on my first day.

Most scientific research looking for signs for life on other planets revolves around finding liquid water and shows humanity has an ever increasing respect for the role Earth’s water cycles has for all life on this planet. The ocean is fundamental to the water cycle, the food chain and the very oxygen we breathe: How can you not love it?