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.
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.
Sue Gregory – Marine Environment and Fisheries Manager
Sue joins on secondment from the British Antarctic Survey where she is a fisheries ecologist for the King Edward Point project which is funded jointly by the Government and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Sue will be seconded to the team for 6 months to oversee the South Georgia fishing season and take forward some key policy developments. Sue is no stranger to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, and most recently visited in February to support the biennial groundfish survey.
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.
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.
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.
Emma Jones – Government Officer
Emma has a degree in Applied Marine Biology. Her first experience of the South Atlantic was working as a Fishery Observer for the Falkland Islands Government in 1997. Emma went on to become a Fishery Protection Officer and then a Government Officer for GSGSSI in 2005. Emma has also been involved with Antarctic tourism and has, most recently, been carrying out environmental protection and compliance duties in the UK with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. Emma returns to South Georgia accompanied by her husband Steve, who also has considerable South Georgia experience.