Jim CannonChief Executive Officer
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-HarwoodStrategy, Communications, and Analysis Division Director
Blake Lee-Harwood leads SFP's Strategy, Communications and Analysis Division. He has also consulted with SFP on matters relating to feed fisheries and sustainable animal feeds. He has both a BSc and MSc in biological sciences and has worked in senior positions for most of Britain’s environmental campaigning groups. Lee-Harwood worked as the head of the Industry Campaign at Friends of the Earth for several years and subsequently went on to work as a senior communicator for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, a television producer, and a media director on development issues. He spent the period 1999–2007 at Greenpeace UK as Campaign Director developing national and international advocacy strategies around climate change and sustainable development.
Andrei KlimenkoChief Operating Officer
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.
Sari SurjadiChief of Staff
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 NovakBuyer Engagement Division Director
Kathryn Novak is the Buyer Engagement Division 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 SpearSystems Division Director
Braddock Spear is head of the SFP’s Systems Division, which oversees science/analysis, FIP ratings/standard, IT infrastructure, and systems design for SFP's information tools. Brad also serves as liaison with McDonald’s, providing technical support and advice to its global team. For 8 years before coming to SFP, Braddock 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 received a MA in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island.
Doug BeveridgeImprovement Division Director
Doug Beveridge joined SFP in 2008 and he currently heads SFP's improvement division. He is a native of Scotland and has been a “fish-head” for some 30 years. His career represents an unusual journey from marine scientist, to fishermen’s’ advocate and finally to a senior position with an environmental NGO. Doug gained his MSc in Fisheries Science and Resource Management at Hull University’s International Fisheries Institute (HIFI UK) and worked at the Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen for 14 years. During this time he collected, analysed and interpreted data on commercial fish stocks and participated in multi-disciplinary research vessel surveys. He also participated in number of international meetings, workshops and working groups. After the Marine Laboratory, Doug spent nearly a decade at the UK National Federation of Fishermen’s Organizations (NFFO) as an advocate for the catching sector. As a fishery scientist he recognized the need for collaborative solutions to the problems of fisheries management and was involved in the reform of the European Union Common Fisheries Policy, working with European Regional Advisory Councils and representing European fishers in science and environmental forums.