GSGSSI Personnel

James Jansen  – Chief Executive

James joined GSGSSI in July 2015 from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs where he has spent the last three years working on international environmental issues and agricultural trade. He has previous experience of South Georgia from his time in the Polar Regions Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and is delighted to have the opportunity to be involved with South Georgia again.


James Jansen

Richard McKee – Operations Director

Richard has been employed by GSGSSI since 2001, Initially spending two winters at King Edward Point as Government Officer. He then returned to Stanley to work in the Stanley office as Assistant Operations Manager, Operations Manager, Executive Officer and now Operations Director. He brings his wealth of experience to bear in overseeing GSGSSI’s operations and logistics and in his responsibilities for tourism management and cultural heritage.

Richard McKee

Dr Paul Brewin – Marine Environment and Fisheries Manager

Paul gained his PhD at the University of Otago, New Zealand, studying marine community ecology, and has held a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the University of California San Diego, where he studied seamount ecology, oceanography, and impact of fisheries on high-seas seamounts. In 2010, he studied South Georgia’s intertidal and subtidal marine communities with the Shallow Marine Surveys Group, and also took part in studies of South Georgia’s continental shelf. Most recently, Paul has been working in the Falkland Islands Government Fisheries Department, managing their Patagonian toothfish fishery, conducting fisheries research and stock assessment, and was responsible for meeting toothfish MSC certification science and reporting targets.


Dr Jennifer Lee – Environment Officer

Jennifer joined GSGSSI in March 2012, and has been working in sub-Antarctic and Antarctic terrestrial systems since 2006. She has a particular interest in invasive species management and biosecurity. Having previously worked in research, she is enjoying using her scientific background to inform management decisions.

Jen Lee

Mark Lewis – Legal Adviser

Mark has been in the newly created post of legal advisor since June 2014 to provide general legal advice and assist with the review of legislation. Previously Mark was the Attorney General for the Falkland Islands and the South Sandwich Islands and before that worked as Audit Solicitor to the Audit Commission following a career in local government.

Mark Lewis

Ian Haywood – Administrative and Logistcs Assistant

Ian joined GSGSSI in July 2014. He is currently on unpaid leave from HM Diplomatic Service, accompanying his wife who is Head of the Governor’s Office. Over a 35 year career he has specialised in administration, accounting and logistics and has served in many diplomatic posts overseas ranging from Bridgetown to Baghdad.


Simon Browning – Government Officer

Simon has a degree in Environmental Biology from Swansea University. Simon attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and joined the Army as a Logistics Officer where he gained 24 years experience. Within the Army he saw deployments around the globe; his last being the Falkland Islands. He is a BSAC dive leader, yacht sailor and qualified RHIB handler. Simon is married to Sarah.


Steve Waugh – Government Officer

Steve joined GSGSSI in March 2015. He trained in Aquaculture and Fishery Management working in both Israel and the UK before a career change into Fishery Protection with the UK Environment Agency and latterly the Falklands Islands Government where he spent 15 years as a Fishery Protection Officer, spending considerable time patrolling and providing logistical assistance in the SGSSI maritime zone.