Simon Reddy directs Pew’s protecting coastal wetlands and coral reefs project, along with the preventing ocean plastics initiative. Previously, he led the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s work in the United Kingdom, part of a larger initiative with the goal of increasing the number of fully protected parks in the sea from nine to 15 by 2022.
Before joining Pew, Reddy worked in senior positions in international policy and advocacy, including executive director of the Global Ocean Commission, an independent initiative made up of 17 leaders from around the world. He was also executive director of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, where his efforts focused on building a global network of cities committed to addressing climate change. Earlier in his career, he worked for Greenpeace in a variety of roles.
Reddy holds a bachelor’s degree in ecology from City of London Polytechnic and a master’s in marine and fisheries biology from the University of Aberdeen.