Coastal Adaptation to Climate Change ,
Sustainable Seas Ltd


Over 27 years of experience on international development projects, focusing on coastal management, ICZM, coastal adaption, climate policy, wetland biodiversity management and catchment management. Over 12 years’ experience of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) including programmes that involve participatory planning processes, conducting feasibility studies, the assessment climate change and small island state environmental management and the design of programme implementation involving climate change.Over 10 years’ experience in institutional assessment and identification of capacity and organisational constraints within public administration, private sector, civil society (mostly in small island states). Extensive knowledge of donor agency development policies relating to disaster risk, climate change and coastal adaptation. Strong working experience for SPREP since 2011 in Tuvalu, Tonga, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Fiji, FSM, Samoa. Strong experience in many other SIDs globally.

Qualifications and credentials
BSc Geography and Geology, 1985 to 1988, Completed, College of St Paul and St Mary, Cheltenham, Glos.
MSc Tropical Coastal Management, 1988 to 1989, Completed, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society ., Fellow, 1984 to present
Chartered Water and Environmental Manager, Chartered Engineer, 1986 to present
English, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent
French, Average, Average, Average, Average
Work experience
Gender mainstreaming
M & E specialist
Legal specialist (climate change/environmental law/MEAs)
Civil engineering (hard and soft engineering solutions)
Community development specialist
Proposal writing/Report writing
Capacity building specialist
GIS specialist
Disaster Relief/Management specialist
Environmental and social safeguards specialist
Coastal Management
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Core Elements of a Disaster Resilient Coastal Zone Management Policy Framework, Trinidad and Tobago, Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA), Technical Advisor, Tobago, Technical Advisor to the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) to design the Core Elements of a disaster and climate resilient ICZM Policy Framework for T
Mid Term Evaluation of the Gambia GCCA ICZM and Mainstreaming Climate Change Project, EU Delegation Gambia, Team Leader, Gambia, Team Leader on a review of the 3,860,000.00 EUR funded project. Tasks involved 2 missions to Gambia to consult stakeholders, undertaken field assessme
Climate Resilient Shoreline and River Defence Guidance Manual, Samoa, SPREP, Technical Advisor to SPREP, Samoa and UK, Expert advisor to SPREP to develop a practical manual for Samoa a Shoreline and River Defence Manual with the goal of reducing climate risks and promo
UNDP Adaptation to Climate Change in the Nile Delta through ICZM, UNDP Egypt, Technical Coastal Advisor, Alexandria, Delivered a series of “Living with the Sea” pilot projects in the Nile Delta to help address climate change adaptation technologies to local vulnerabl
Development of a Coastal Policy for Mangaia Island, Cook Islands, SPREP, Coastal Advisor to SPREP, Cook Islands, Production of a coastal policy for Mangaia Island, Cook Islands. Stakeholder assessment on island an geomorphological field overview work.Developed a
Diagnostic Study to Inform ICM in Tongatapu, Tonga, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, ICZM Specialist, Tongatapu, Tonga, Preparation of a Diagnostic Study to inform an Integrated Coastal Management Plan for Tongatapu, Tonga.
Tuvalu Ridge to Reef Project Preparatory Grant (PPG), UNDP Fiji, Team Leader, Funafuti, Tuvalu, Designed a Full Sized Project for the Ridge to Reef (R2R) project for Tuvalu involving appropriate situation analysis and extensive stakeholder consul
SPREP Up-scaling Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC+) Projects – Pacific Islands, SPREP, Team Leader, Samoa and Vanuatu, The Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) Project, executed by SPREP, is the largest multi country project in the Pacific. It is designed to ach
Technical Evaluation of the Tafitoala village Coastal Defense, Samoa, SPREP, Technical Advisor, Samoa, The PACC Project for Samoa selected Tafitoala village on the south western coast of Upolu island, as one of its main sites to demonstrate selected ada
Federated States of Micronesia PACC Up -Scaling Proposal for Coastal Management, SPREP, Coastal Management Advisor, Federated States of Micronesia, Pacific adaptation to climate change project (PACC) up-scaling plans for climate change adaptation for four states in FSM (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kos
Improving the Delivery of Comprehensive Disaster Management in Trinidad and Tobago, Office of Disaster Management and Preparedness (ODPM), Disaster Specialist, Trinidad, The general objective of the consultancy was to provide institutional support is to assist the disaster management to the general public, in order to
Formulation of Guidelines for Climate Risk Resilient Coastal Protection in the Maldives, UNDP Maldives, Team Leader, Male, Maldives, The objective of the project is to formulate a guidelines document for climate risk resilient coastal protection planning in the Maldives through a pa
Increasing Resilience of Coastal Areas and Community Settlements to Climate Change, Tuvalu, UNDP Fiji, Coastal Management Advisor, Tuvalu (Nukufetau), Coastal engineer role to provide expert services to develop practical coastal adaptation options for Nukulaelae and Nukufetau Atolls (Tuvalu) that can
Enhancing Resilience of Coastal Communities of Tonga, to Climate Change and Disaster Risks, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Technical Advisor, Tonga (Haapai), Formulation of a full project proposal for submission to the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) in close consultation with relevant ministries, other nationa
Coastal Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Study, Coastal Design and Costing for Coastal Communitie, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Coastal Advisor, Tonga (Tongatapu), Team leader on a coastal feasibility and EIA study and follow on engineering advice towards the production of design engineering and climate change ad
Terminal Evaluation of the Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Project, Vanuatu, UNDP Fiji, Team Leader, Vanuatu, The overall objective of this TE was to review progress towards the project’s objectives and outcomes, assess the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of
THE CLEAN BLUE” – A new approach to managing tourist beaches around the globe”, PRE IX Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece,