Matt Rand

Director, Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy

Matt Rand joined Pew as director of what is now the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project in 2013. He works with local communities, governments, and scientists around the world to protect and conserve some of the Earth’s most important and unspoiled marine environments.

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Johnny Briggs

Officer, Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy - U.K.

Johnny Briggs serves as an officer with the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project, working to create large, highly protected marine reserves in the waters of the U.K. Overseas Territories.

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Christophe Chevillon

Senior Manager, Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy - New Caledonia

Christophe Chevillon directs the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project in New Caledonia. He has nearly three decades of experience in New Caledonia, mainly in the public sector.

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Cesar Guala Catalán

Consultant, Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy - Easter Island

Cesar Guala Catalán is a Pew consultant and adviser who works with the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project in Chile. The team is working with the Rapa Nui community and the Chilean government to help protect the unique marine biodiversity of Easter Island, as well as the Rapa Nui’s traditional fishing practices.

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Bronwen Golder

Senior Manager, Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy - Kermadec

Bronwen Golder leads the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s Kermadec/Rangitāhua Ocean Sanctuary initiative in New Zealand. She has spent more than 20 years working primarily for not-for-profit and government organizations, with a strong focus on the environment and conservation.

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Emily Owen

Officer, Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy – Easter Island

Emily Owen is an officer with the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project. She manages the program’s Easter Island campaign, which is working with the island’s Rapa Nui community and the Chilean government to create one of the largest marine reserves in the world. Before joining Pew in Washington, Owen lived for 10 years in Chile, where she did environmental work for nongovernmental organizations and the private sector. Her experience in conservation planning and campaigning has focused on combining science, natural resource management strategies, and community stewardship to protect unique biodiversity and ecosystems. 

Jérôme Petit

Senior Manager, Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy - French Polynesia

Jérôme Petit directs the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project in French Polynesia. He has a decade of technical and political experience in international biodiversity governance.

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Simon Reddy

U.K. Project Director, Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project

Simon Reddy is the project director for Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project work based in the United Kingdom. He joined Pew in 2017 with more than 20 years of senior level expertise in international policy and advocacy.

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Aline Schaffar

Officer, Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy - New Caledonia

Aline Schaffar is an officer with the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project in New Caledonia. She has been a consultant in marine biology, studying humpback whales, marine mammals, and turtles, and has published a wide range of scientific articles and reports. Schaffar holds a master’s degree in zoology.

Donatien Tanret

Officer, Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy - French Polynesia

Donatien Tanret is an officer with the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project in French Polynesia. He has developed numerous environmental assessments and management plans, which contributed to development and establishment of nature conservation areas across French Polynesia. Tanret holds master’s degrees in environmental sciences and geography.

Angelo O'Connor Villagomez

Officer, Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy

Angelo O’Connor Villagomez is an officer with the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project. He helped secure the designation of the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument by the U.S. government, as well as passage of more than two dozen shark conservation laws in small Pacific and Caribbean island states. Villagomez has more than 10 years of grassroots experience campaigning for ocean protections. He also has worked for the League of Conservation Voters, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Mariana Islands Nature Alliance.

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