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Russell Arnott 
Russell holds a combined-Masters in Oceanography from the University of Southampton, is currently a marine researcher at the University of Bath, and is a former physics teacher. Combining his enthusiasm for our ocean with up-to-date marine research, Russell is a skilled and hugely entertaining science communicator - indeed one of the very best in the UK and he's made many TV appearances. As an active educationalist, he is also on the Board of Directors for the European Marine Science Educators’ Association.


Grace Walker
With a calm head and a process- and documentation-driven ethos, Grace has managed the logistics and teams for Incredible Oceans and WhaleFest events, livestreams and videos for many years, drawing upon her project management qualifications and experience working in a senior and team-managing role in the financial services world. She is responsible for the team who deliver our portfolio of engagement activities using 900+ volunteers and reaching audiences of over 15,000 people.

Pavan Virdee
Born and brought up in Kenya, Pavan is blessed with an innate love for nature. That coupled with a love of dolphins! She holds a degree in Marine Biology from Swansea University and is passionate about marine science and education - and specifically promoting diversity within the field. Having taken a long career break to grow her family, she is now building new synergies in which she can advance ocean literacy and involvement in ocean science, especially within the BAME community.