THE AZRAQ BOARD.

 

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Natalie is a scuba diving instructor with a specialty in shark conservation. She is a spokesperson, writer, researcher and adviser with 11 years experience in ocean conservation and has successfully campaigned for policy changes throughout Australia.

Natalie is a scuba diving instructor with a specialty in shark conservation. She is a spokesperson, writer, researcher and adviser with 11 years experience in ocean conservation and has successfully campaigned for policy changes throughout Australia.

NATALIE BANKS
MANAGING DIRECTOR,
EVENTS MANAGEMENT

Shannon has been an active supporter of marine conservation activities for several years and has played a key supporting role in addressing shark conservation in Australia and globally. Shannon will continue to pursue the goals of marine conservation and protection.

Shannon has been an active supporter of marine conservation activities for several years and has played a key supporting role in addressing shark conservation in Australia and globally. Shannon will continue to pursue the goals of marine conservation and protection.

SHANNON HORE
TREASURER

Maysoun is an animal advocate with A background in international studies. She’s interested in issues related to animal ethics, as well as conservation. She’s passionate about marine animals and aims to raise awareness about their significant importance in the ecosystem.

Maysoun is an animal advocate with A background in international studies. She’s interested in issues related to animal ethics, as well as conservation. She’s passionate about marine animals and aims to raise awareness about their significant importance in the ecosystem.

MAYSOUN AL OWAIS
ACCOUNTANT

Georgina is a PADI Dive Master and senior event industry marketer who spends as much time underwater as possible. She is passionate about the ocean and the reduction of single use plastics, and is committed to using her skills to contribute to the marine conservation cause.

Georgina is a PADI Dive Master and senior event industry marketer who spends as much time underwater as possible. She is passionate about the ocean and the reduction of single use plastics, and is committed to using her skills to contribute to the marine conservation cause.

GEORGINA RAWLINGS
DIRECTOR - MARKETING

Wafa is skilled in Strategic Communications and Media, Team Management and Business Development, as well as events and project management. Wafa is passionate about volunteering and has volunteered for Environmental Agency-Abu Dhabi, Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, UAE Red Crescent, Abu Dhabi Book Fair, Open Sesame, Abu Dhabi Future Energy, Terry Fox, Expo2020 and Special Olympics, among many.

Wafa is skilled in Strategic Communications and Media, Team Management and Business Development, as well as events and project management. Wafa is passionate about volunteering and has volunteered for Environmental Agency-Abu Dhabi, Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, UAE Red Crescent, Abu Dhabi Book Fair, Open Sesame, Abu Dhabi Future Energy, Terry Fox, Expo2020 and Special Olympics, among many.

WAFA ALKATHEERI
DIRECTOR

 
 

THE AZRAQ SUPPORT TEAM.

 

SCIENTIFIC ADVISoRS

 
Arabella Willing is a marine biologist known for her work with turtles, citizen science and community outreach. Arabella is a conservation education consultant working with Emirates Nature-WWF and volunteering as the co-chair of the Emirates Natural History Group. In 2018 Arabella was voted the winner of the Pride of Abu Dhabi Leadership Award.

Arabella Willing is a marine biologist known for her work with turtles, citizen science and community outreach. Arabella is a conservation education consultant working with Emirates Nature-WWF and volunteering as the co-chair of the Emirates Natural History Group. In 2018 Arabella was voted the winner of the Pride of Abu Dhabi Leadership Award.

ARABELLA WILLING
MARINE BIOLOGIST

a Marine Biologist with a background in sea turtle and marine conservation. EMILY is experienced in motivating and educating different cultures to protect the local environment. Now based at Jumeirah on Saadiyat Island, her focus is on the local Hawksbill and Green turtle populations, monitoring nesting activity over the summer and strandings over the winter.

a Marine Biologist with a background in sea turtle and marine conservation. EMILY is experienced in motivating and educating different cultures to protect the local environment. Now based at Jumeirah on Saadiyat Island, her focus is on the local Hawksbill and Green turtle populations, monitoring nesting activity over the summer and strandings over the winter.

EMILY ARMSTRONG
MARINE BIOLOGIST

 
 

BOARD ADVISoRS

 
Guendy has always loved the ocean and been passionate about the natural world. After obtaining a degree in Animal Behaviour and working as a PADI Dive Master she spent over 10 years at the BBC fine tuning her negotiation and commercial skills which she now hopes to use for good, protecting our seas and other fragile habitats.

Guendy has always loved the ocean and been passionate about the natural world. After obtaining a degree in Animal Behaviour and working as a PADI Dive Master she spent over 10 years at the BBC fine tuning her negotiation and commercial skills which she now hopes to use for good, protecting our seas and other fragile habitats.

GUENDY FATTORI
OPERATIONS MANAGER

With a background in economics and developmental trade, Aparna is a researcher and editor who has worked across the globe in NGOs, inter-governmental organisations and think tanks. She has written numerous policy papers and articles and has been the senior editor of two business magazines in Dubai. Currently, she works as a freelance editor out of Dubai.

With a background in economics and developmental trade, Aparna is a researcher and editor who has worked across the globe in NGOs, inter-governmental organisations and think tanks. She has written numerous policy papers and articles and has been the senior editor of two business magazines in Dubai. Currently, she works as a freelance editor out of Dubai.

APARNA SHIVPURI
EXTERNAL COMMS ADVISOR