Shark Guardian Team
SHARK GUARDIAN DIRECTORS
Founder and Co-Director
Brendon is from South Africa and from an early age had a great interest in sharks. He started scuba diving with the sole purpose of diving with sharks. Brendon has now been diving and researching sharks for over 20 years achieving the highest qualifications in the scuba diving industry. Together with his wife Liz, Brendon created Shark Guardian to share his knowledge and experience of sharks for conservation. His goal is to inspire everyone worldwide to protect sharks - our ocean guardians.
Liz is from the UK. She is a qualified Physiotherapist and an experienced scuba diving instructor with over 2,000 dives logged. Liz has a great passion for sharks and conservation. She is an exceptional educator and really enjoys getting involved with Shark Guardian events and presentations. Liz is the main person of contact to arrange events at schools and public locations.
SHARK GUARDIAN TRUSTEES
Paul Ward is a retired Biology Teacher and Deputy head from Nottingham, UK. Now a shark fanatic and avid conservationist, Paul also gives Shark Guardian presentations and talks.
Marcus is a retired Chartered Accountant with a successful career in the financial services industry. Being a trustee for Shark Guardian allows Marcus to bring his skills and passion to the cause of protecting the marine environment.
Aurore Lecanon is a senior executive with almost 20 years’ experience working for global insurers and investment banks. She is passionate about travel and hopes to get in the water with sharks.
SHARK GUARDIAN TRUSTEES, SOCIAL MEDIA & CAMPAIGN MANAGERS
Trustee & Social Media
Harriet is a BSc(H) Animal Biology graduate from Nottingham, UK, with a background in how macro and microplastics effect marine wildlife. As a diver she has a passion for the protection of marine wildlife.
Trustee & Campaign
Katie graduated with a BSc(Hons) Zoology over ten years ago and has since gained extensive experience within environmental education, volunteer management and project management. She is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and is a keen advocate of combining diving with citizen science.
SHARK GUARDIAN TREASURER & SECRETARY
Les is a qualified finance professional with over thirty years' experience. He enjoys playing cricket, kayaking and walking his Labradors on the beach with his wife and daughter. Les moved to the south coast of England in 2018 and will be learning to dive and sail over the next few years.
Marrtens' professional background spans Investment Banking to senior leadership roles in start-ups and fast growing companies. He is always looking to combine this skill-set with his passion building sustainable conservation economies.
SHARK GUARDIAN REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES
Regional Representative for Africa & Middle East
Frederic developed a passion for diving as a teenager when he first dived in Martinique and encountered numerous sharks during his first open water dive. Frederic is a PADI Master diver, PADI Public Safety diver (PSD) as well as a GUE Fundamentals recreational diver.
Sharks have become his passion, diving with them when possible and educating himself through different shark courses. He is committed to saving sharks and our oceans as well as protecting and conserving wildlife in general. Frederic is a strong believer that each of us can make a difference irrespectively of the level of engagement.