The Ocean Foundation’s Board of Directors oversees the organization’s activities and finances and represents multiple disciplines including international law and policy, marine science, sustainable seafood, business, and philanthropy.
Independent Voting Board Members
The following board members constitute the Board of Directors of The Ocean Foundation and of SeaWeb. The Ocean Foundation by-laws currently allow for 15 board members. Of the current board members, 90% are fully independent with no material or pecuniary relationship with The Ocean Foundation (in the US, independent outsiders make up 66% of all boards). The Ocean Foundation is not a membership organization, thus our board members are elected by the board itself; they are not appointed by the Chair of the Board (i.e. this is a self-perpetuating board). One member of our board is the paid President of The Ocean Foundation. As of the end of our 2019 fiscal year on June 30th, we had nine outside directors (independent board members), and our President for a total of ten directors.