Blue Team

Chris Gorell Barnes

Founder & Trustee

Chris is a new media entrepreneur and angel investor. He founded leading brand communications agency Adjust Your Set and is a non-executive director of mobile commerce platform Eagle Eye Solutions. But he is happiest by the sea: “It restores me and makes me feel alive – I want to do all I can to protect it.” He co-founded BLUE after the success of the award-winning documentary film The End of the Line, for which he was executive producer.

George Duffield

Founder & Trustee

As a film producer George is at the forefront of the new wave of film-making as an agent for social change. He produced the documentary feature film The End of The Line which alerted the world to the crisis in our oceans and was recognised for its enormous effect on consumers and retailers with the 2011 Puma Creative Impact Award. Determined to keep the momentum for change going, he co-founded BLUE. He continues to make films under the Cosmic Picture banner. www.cosmicpicture.com

Charles Clover

Executive Director

As an environment journalist with 30 years’ experience, Charles has covered virtually every issue that arises out of man’s treatment of nature. It was his powerful and revealing book The End of The Lineand the award-winning documentary film that it inspired which brought the problems of overfishing and the impact it is having on life in the oceans into public focus. He is a columnist for the Sunday Times and was Environment Editor of The Daily Telegraph for 20 years. He also co-founded Fish2Fork, an online sustainable restaurant guide.

Clare Brook

CEO

Clare was a pioneer of environmental investing before joining BLUE in November 2014. She managed SRI funds at Jupiter, NPI and Henderson and was Head of Socially Responsible Investment at Aviva. In 2009 she founded WHEB Asset Management. Clare is interested in the increasing confluence of philanthropy and the corporate sector. As CEO of the Blue Marine foundation, she aims to combine the rigour of the investment world with her passion for solving environmental problems.

Tim Glover

UK Projects Director

Tim is a businessman with a background in television media. He was a main board director in ITV before setting up his own broadcast consultancy and later running European operations for a US media company. He co-founded Fish2fork, the sustainable seafood rating website, in 2009 and a year later helped set-up BLUE. As a keen sailor and angler, he is acutely aware of the man-made threats to fish populations and the wider marine environment and hopes his business administration experience helps focus conservation effort.

Dr Simon Harding

Head of Conservation

Dr Simon Harding studied marine biology and ecology at the University of Liverpool before embarking on a career in marine conservation, working, over the last 20 years in both temperate and tropical regions. Simon has experience in the planning and management of programmes that include marine biodiversity assessments, small-scale fisheries monitoring, marine protected and managed areas, coastal socio-economic assessments, and environmental awareness and education. In recent years Simon has also worked on emerging marine and coastal issues including climate change, marine debris and underwater noise.

Rory Moore

Project Manager

Rory studied marine biology and coastal ecology at the University of Plymouth, focussing on marine pollution and tropical marine ecology. He went on to design and manage marine conservation projects, internationally. After ten years in the field, laboratory and classroom, he returned to London as BLUE’s project manager. Rory’s expertise includes Marine Protected Area planning, species conservation, marine pollution (including oil/gas industry), fisheries management, and aquaculture. His underwater photography has been published internationally.

Dan Crockett

Head of Development

Dan joined BLUE as an Associate to focus on fundraising and development. He also works with bio-bean, an award-winning green energy company that recycles waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels. Previously, he managed a digital agency working with a range of companies and charities and prior to that built a portfolio of financial services businesses sold to Moneysupermarket in 2010. Dan holds an MA in Professional Writing. A lifelong surfer dedicated to ocean conservation, his written projects include the short films Uncommon Ideals and Edges of Sanity.  

Sara-Jane Skinner

Head of Partnerships

Sara-Jane used her wide experience in events management, design and marketing to set up a successful company in Indonesia helping to support domestic and international brands across the Asia Pacific region. There, scuba diving on dynamite-blasted coral reefs, she witnessed the destruction that can be wrought on the marine environment without proper protection. Back in the UK, where she was brought up close to the chops of the Channel, she has brought her expertise and affinity with the sea to BLUE.

Poppy Wetherill

Head of membership & events

Poppy brings a wealth of fundraising knowledge and experience to BLUE, having worked in the fundraising division at the British Red Cross for three years. Poppy was part of a two man team that worked on a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace hosted by HRH Prince Charles to mark 150 years of humanitarian action. Prior to that, Poppy spent over two years in Paris where she studied French at The Sorbonne and taught English as a foreign language. Poppy hopes to bring her passion and fundraising and events skills to enable BLUE to tackle the crisis in our oceans.

Morven Robertson

UK Projects Officer

Morven was born in Scotland but spent her childhood in Gabon, Malaysia and Singapore, where she first worked at a fish farm as a hatchery technician. Morven later worked to develop marine legislation for the Bermudian government during her Marine Environmental Management MSc at York. Prior to BLUE, Morven was the UK project lead for the global eco-label and fisheries certifier, Friend of the Sea. Morven has been responsible for the development and implementation of a number of inshore marine conservation and fisheries management projects in the UK.

Trustees

  • Mark Rose
  • Dr Tom Appleby
  • Dr Arlo Brady
  • Craig Davies
  • Lord Deben
  • George Duffield
  • Chris Gorell Barnes
  • Professor Callum Roberts

Ambassadors

  • Nigel Bogle
  • Alex Caizergues
  • Cara Delevingne
  • Poppy Delevingne
  • Sir Charles Dunstone
  • Dr Sylvia Earle
  • Cindy Forde
  • Stephen Fry
  • Olivier de Givenchy
  • Ben Goldsmith
  • John Hitchcox
  • John Jencks
  • Mélanie Laurent
  • Simon Le Bon
  • Yasmin Le Bon
  • Carl Gustaf Lundin
  • Takuji Masuda
  • Sienna Miller
  • Rupert Murray
  • Amber Nuttall
  • Jonathon Porritt
  • Sir Stuart Rose
  • Baroness Worthington of Cambridge
  • Marina Vaughn Spitzy