Geoffrey has accumulated more than a decade of experience of working in fisheries and aquaculture sectors across Asia-Pacific. He joined WWF in 2008, firstly as Strategic Lead coordinating the Coral Triangle Programs Coastal Fisheries initiative. He then transitioned to leading the seafood markets and private sector engagement work of WWF’s Coral Triangle Programme, a multi-national program addressing food security, livelihoods and repsonsible seafood production at regional scale. He now is the Asia Pacific fisheries in transition lead for the WWF US Oceans team. In this role he helps to build regional capacity for FIP development and implementation, and facilitates knowledge-sharing and innovation for the region to help advance the uptake of new solutions in support of responsible sourcing and fisheries in transition work.
Geoffrey has an academic background in finance and environmental economics, having studied at the University of Tasmania and Queensland University, before receiving his Ph.D in Natural Resource Management and Fisheries Economics from James Cook University. His research examined the links between innovation, value-adding, and capacity-management in fisheries.