Meet Our Team

Brad WarrenBrad Warren ‚Äď Executive Chairman

Brad, a commercial fisher for the past 18 years, has been a Board Member since 2003. Brad has been an owner/operator in the New South Wales lobster, estuary prawn trawl, trap and line and estuary general fisheries. Brad’s enormous capacity to forge effective working relations with government, industry and the community is based on his broad experience as an owner/operator and in representing the fishing industry in diverse forums.

Lowri Pryce ‚Äď Executive Officer

Lowri is originally from Wales and is a fluent Welsh speaker. Life among seafood people started young with cockling trips to the iconic ‚ÄėPenclawdd‚Äô beach, and memories of seafood feasts at her family‚Äôs fish ‚Äėn chip shop in Llanelli.¬† Following completion of a performing arts degree, she spent 15 years in the UK Arts/Community sector managing and promoting large-scale award-winning arts programs, whilst providing pro-bono work for marine charities.¬† Following a stint developing community partnerships and sponsorship, Lowri completed a Masters of Social Science in Melbourne in 2004 and has since worked exclusively in the marine environment field.

With OceanWatch since 2006, when she instigated the Fishing for Waste and TAngler Bin Projects which worked with recreational fishing groups around Australia. Lowri also managed the SeaNet Program ‚Äď the seafood industry‚Äôs national environmental extension service and is very proud of the role OceanWatch plays in growing the Australian seafood industry‚Äôs social and environmental credentials through it projects and programs.

As Executive Officer she is responsible for guiding company program and operations, and developing strategic pathways for integrating the marine sector into NRM.  Her passion for excellence in coastal/marine natural resource management is stronger than ever, believing seafood people and on-water users have a central role to play in the marine century ahead.

Michael Wooden ‚Äď Program Manager, Wildcapture Fisheries

Michael has extensive experience working with commercial fishers, through his previous employment with the NSW DPI in Cronulla, and recently with the NSW DPI Fisheries Conservation Technology Unit in Coffs Harbour. Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree (Fisheries Management and Aquaculture) and recently completed a Masters degree by research through the UNE- National Marine Science Centre. Michael has worked on numerous research projects which addressed species selectivity and bycatch reduction; in otter trawl, seine nets and traps.

Simon Rowe ‚Äď Program Manager, Environment

Simon is a plant scientist by trade having worked in the fields of residential, commercial and rural Horticulture. His passion of working with rural communities and primary industry lead to employment over the past 9 years with OceanWatch Australia. Primarily working on the “Tide to Table” program, he has lead a small team onground working to integrate the seafood sector into Natural Resource Management/ Landcare. ¬†This varied role sees him bridging the gap between land and sea based industry on water quality and fish habitat issues and working with business on environmental sustainability and profitability. Simon is a strong advocate for ensuring healthy environments produce healthy fish for healthy fishermen.

Andy Myers ‚ÄstProgram Manager, Aquaculture

Andy Myers

Andy has a background in Marine Biology¬†& Coastal Management.¬†Since graduating¬†from Sydney University in 2002, Andy has worked in a range of¬†marine research and environmental extension positions. He’s worked closely with¬†the Australian Defence Force¬†and¬†Univeristy of Tasmania¬†to establish the Australian Marine Science Data Network, and¬†has also been employed as a Project Manager with Reef Life Survey, undertaking high-resolution¬†monitoring of reef habitats.¬†With a particular interest in coastal water quality issues, Andy has been working¬† with the oyster industry since 2010 and is a member of the World Oyster Society and EMS Association. As a keen surfer and diver, he¬†leads the water quality committee for the Surfrider Foundation in Sydney and¬†has a¬†passion for quality, sustainable seafood.