Graeme, the only Australian‐based Ocean Elder, has vast experience in all things marine. He was the first Chairman and CEO of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA).
He worked with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and became the first Vice Chairman, Marine of its World Commission on Protected Areas. He still works with those organisations and acts as a Senior Advisor to some of their departments. Graeme has received a plethora of awards, including Officer of the Order of Australia. He is a passionate supporter of Ocean Youth and building the next generation of marine guardians.