I joined PML as a Trustee in 2023 but have long known of PML through the excellent work being conducted by its scientists. My background is in physical oceanography and ocean technology. I am the Executive Director for the Schmidt Ocean Institute, and although British, I now live in Los Angeles. I serve on the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) Advisory Board, the National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration, the US Integrated Ocean Observing System Federal Advisory Committee, and am currently co-Chair of the UN Ocean Decade Technology & Innovation Working Group. I am a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and the Explorers Club.