Dr Samantha Burgess
Sam has almost 20 years experience in environmental governance and sustainability, working at the interface between science and policy.
In recent years, Sam has focused on ocean governance and sustainable financing to increase ocean resilience in a changing climate.
Previous positions have included head of marine policy at WWF in Brussels, chief scientific advisor in government, research director for the private sector and academia.
She holds a PhD in marine geochemistry from the Australian National University and has worked in global fisheries and ocean ecosystems in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Australasia.
Professor Ed Hawkins
Ed is a climate scientist with a focus on understanding climate variability and risks. He is interested in understanding how businesses can reduce risk by adapting to climate changes and variability.
He is a Professor of Climate Science in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading and a lead author for the upcoming sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report. He regularly communicates to public groups about climate change and implications for society.