Jim Cannon is CEO and founder of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership. He has worked on fisheries, forestry, and conservation issues in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Jim edited the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s World Review of Marine Fisheries in the late 1990s, advised McDonald’s since 2002 on their fish-sourcing guidelines and annual sourcing evaluations, and advised Walmart on seafood sustainability since 2004. He served on the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC’s) Technical Advisory Board from 2005 to 2008, and worked at Conservation International from 1997 to 2006, where he headed the economics program and then the policy center. Jim studied ecology at Cambridge University and environmental economics, management, and fisheries at Imperial College, London. In 2009, Jim was named Intrafish’s “Person of the Year.”
Blake Lee-Harwood leads the Programs Division at SFP as Chief Programs Officer. Before joining SFP, he worked in senior positions for many leading environmental organizations, including Friends of the Earth, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, and Greenpeace. Blake has also worked as a television producer, a media director, an advisor on corporate sustainability policy, and a consultant to the UK Government’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development. He has a BSc and an MSc in biological sciences and is based in the United Kingdom.
Andrei Klimenko is Chief Operating Officer for SFP. Previously, he was the Director Development and Government relations for SFP. Andrei has over 20 years of experience in commercial fisheries, conservation, and the energy sector. He has fished in Alaska, the Bering Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean; led Wild Salmon Center’s Kamchatka and Government Relations programs; and, prior to joining SFP, worked in Strategic Planning at Vestas Wind Systems. Andrei earned an MBA from University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in Natural Resource & Environmental Management and a BA in Geography from Clark University.
Purbasari (Sari) Surjadi is Chief of Staff for SFP. Previously, she headed SFP's Monitoring and Evaluation program. She has a BS in marine biology and MS in coastal zone management and led several marine projects in Indonesia. Before joining SFP, Sari was the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Grant Manager for Sumatra where she managed a grant portfolio of 10 million dollars and gained extensive experience in running small grants programs to local NGOs. Prior to this role, Sari was COO of SFP and deputy director of Conservation International Indonesia for 5 years.
Kathryn Novak is the Global Markets Director at Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP). She oversees the buyer engagement team, helping SFP’s partners around the world to develop and implement sustainable seafood policies and working with their supply chains to coordinate engagement in fishery and aquaculture improvement projects. Before SFP, Kathryn worked at Ocean Conservancy on their outreach and Gulf of Mexico fisheries conservation programs. Originally from Saratoga, New York, Kathryn has a BA in Communications from the State University of New York at Albany. She is based in Florida.
Braddock Spear is SFP's Global Policy Director, leading a team focused on promoting fisheries and aquaculture national policy improvements through Supply Chain Roundtables (SRs). As part of that role, he coordinates SFP’s illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and labor abuse strategies. He also oversees development and maintenance of standards for FishSource assessments and FIP ratings and evaluations. For eight years before coming to SFP, Brad worked at the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (US), ending his tenure as Senior Coordinator for Policy. At the Commission, Brad developed an expertise in the US fisheries management system, coordinated the legislative program, and initiated collaborative efforts involving government, industry, and NGOs. He has an MA in marine affairs from the University of Rhode Island.
Enrique Alonso is Global Fisheries Director for SFP. He is a social scientist with extensive experience in fisheries, both as researcher and practitioner. Prior to SFP, he worked as Technical Advisor for the U.N.’s Food and Aquaculture Organization (FAO) Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Program for South and Southeast Asia in Timor-Leste and conducted consultancies for a number of international organizations, such as the FAO and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. He holds an MSc in Coastal and Marine Sustainable Systems Management and a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of A Coruña (Spain).