As the Sydney-based Oceans Campaigner, Nat leads Greenpeace’s campaign to protect Australia’s oceans from reckless corporations and government inaction. He currently runs a project that aims to connect Australians to the Pacific and to protect fishing stocks. As one of the few Greenpeace offices connected to the Indian Ocean, Nat certainly has his hands full conducting research and action against destructive fishing in this region.
Nat coordinated the public campaign in 2012 that led to the MV Margiris supertrawler being banned from Australian waters for two years. He also led the Australian campaign that made canned tuna brands like John West, Coles, IGA, Aldi and others stop supporting destructive fishing methods.
Nat grew up in Newcastle where he worked as a graphic designer. Against the backdrop of this large coastal, industrial town his love of the ocean and concern for workers rights and livelihood developed. He studied Peace and Conflict, Media, and Environmental Politics in Newcastle, Sydney and Edinburgh, Scotland.
“My working life has been varied but nothing beats working for Greenpeace. We are ordinary people from all walks of life and every corner of the globe just trying to make a difference.”