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Project Assistant

Global Office

In the role of Project Assistant I assist the Project and Programme Managers with the contracting process and financial reporting. Before I joined Wetlands International in January 2018, I had a long career in maritime operations and project management with international shipping and trading companies. I made a conscious choice to leave the commercial shipping trade for an organisation that runs projects that are much more aligned with my personal beliefs and values.

When I was still working on ships I experienced the ocean’s beauty first-hand but I have also seen how fragile the ecosystems are and that it’s not in everyone’s nature to treat them with the respect they deserve. I truly believe that we should protect our wetlands and coastal areas as they are a vital source of life for animals and people.