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Nicholas Hardman-Mountford

Nicholas Hardman-Mountford

Head of Oceans and Natural Resources, Commonwealth Secretariat

Nicholas Hardman-Mountford is a diplomat and marine scientist working in ocean, climate and resource governance and multilateral development, with a strong focus on sustainable blue economies. He is head of oceans and natural resources at the Commonwealth Secretariat, where he leads a technical advisory team delivering the Commonwealth Blue Charter initiative and technical-assistance projects on ocean governance and natural-resources reform in Commonwealth countries. Dr Hardman-Mountford was previously principal scientist at Australia’s national research agency, CSIRO, where he led the Indian Ocean ecology and oceanography group. He is adjunct professor at the University of Western Australia.