Governance & Reporting

Nekton operates as a wholly transparent and ethical organisation, governed by strong principles and values, operating in the service of the ocean, humanity and our planet. 

We strive for efficient and productive operations, linking funding directly with measurable performance, and ensuring a high impact and return on investment. The management team is accountable to the Trustees and responsible for making sure all funding is invested to maximise our ability to meet the charitable objectives.

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Rupert Grey, Chair is a leading Intellectual Property lawyer with an associated specialism in expedition related legal matters. Formerly Legal Counsel for the Royal Geographical Society, Operation Drake, Raleigh and others, Rupert also represents Magnum Pictures and is the board of The Mary Rose Trust and other charities.

Nigel Winser is a Life Scientist with a career directing international geographical field research programmes at the Royal Geographical Society, London and Earthwatch International, Oxford. Awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Westminster University for services to the environment and conservation.

Alex Rogers is Professor of Conservation Biology at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford, Scientific Director of the International Programme on the State of the Ocean, previously Scientific Advisor to the Global Ocean Commission. His marine policy work includes projects for the UN International Seabed Authority, UN Division of Oceans and Law of the Sea, the IUCN, High Seas Alliance and the G8+5 Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE).

Juliet Burnett (Larcombe) was the Director of the Shoals of Capricorn Programme, a mutli-disciplinary and multi-year field research initiative undertaken by the Royal Society and Royal Geographical Society in the Indian Ocean. She is a marine scientist and founding Trustee of a marine educational charity in the Rodrigues.