Our People

OceanMind is a UK-based not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to power marine enforcement and compliance to protect the ocean’s ability to provide for human wellbeing.  Using satellites and artificial intelligence we help authorities enforce more effectively and industry work more responsibly.

We achieve this through our diverse, dedicated, and driven team of experts in everything from Artificial Intelligence through to Zoology.  Our team has assembled from all across the globe, including New Zealand, the Philippines, Thailand, South Africa, Brazil, the USA, Europe, and the UK, bringing a wealth of experience with them.

Our People

Annie Posnett

Business Operations Manager

Operations Manager Annie Posnett co-ordinates our facilities, and also manages our extensive travel arrangements around the globe.

Emma Seal

Expert I&C Analyst

Expert I&C Analyst Emma Seal has worked across Latin America, Africa and Asia in conservation and social science. She uses her experience to investigate and provide actionable intelligence about IUU fishing and labour and human rights issues.

Jasper Laurente

Intelligence Analyst

Intelligence Analyst Jasper Laurente monitors fishing practices and compliance across the world. With a background in Papua New Guinea’s Fishing Industry Association he has been involved in many quality control fishing practices.

Julian Engel

Senior I&C Analyst

Senior I&C Analyst Julian Engel investigates IUU fishing vessels with stakeholders to end the practices. He has worked in fisheries in Honduras and the Philippines and enforcement support on large scale fisheries in West Africa.

Kerri De Sousa

Program Delivery Executive

Kerri De Sousa works in the Project Management Office as a Project Manager. The team is instrumental in developing organisational processes to support the stability, sustainability and growth of OceanMind.

Martina Masanova

Software Engineer

Software engineer Martina Masanova works in C# development for Azure Cloud, focusing on the migration of the on-premises system to cloud. She also develops web based and desktop tools working with various other technologies in our software stack.

Nick Wise


After 20 years’ designing highly secure software and with a passion for ocean health, CEO Nick Wise founded OceanMind. He develops solutions for governments and NGOs to deliver actionable insights and recommendations into fishing vessel compliance.

Pablo Trueba

Head of Intelligence & Compliance

Pablo Trueba has worked on many oceans using technology to monitor and investigate fishing activity. Now he focuses on intelligence, project design and management, and capacity building for analysts and law enforcement officers.

Redner Nogueira

Software Engineer

Software Engineer Redner Nogueira uses his vast experience to rebuild and re-design our on- premise systems into cloud-based solutions. He also maintains and enhances our systems for use in different technologies to support our analysts.

Roisin Guerin

Director of Operations

Roisin Guerin has joined OceanMind from the technology sector where she leads the PMO department and oversees the delivery of our projects.

Samantha Elliot

Intelligence & Compliance Manager

Intelligence & Compliance Manager Sam Elliott works with our Partners supporting the Blue Belt Project helping protect marine reserves in UK Overseas Territories. She’s run onboard data capture projects where results have informed quota policy decisions.

Stella Bartolini Cavicchi

Marine Policy Advisor

Marine Policy Advisor Stella Bartolini Cavicchi joined OceanMind from the UK Government in 2021 and uses policy expertise to improve fisheries and marine ecosystem management. Stella is passionate about international environmental agreements and processes

Tia Hobson

Expert I&C Analyst

Expert I&C Analyst Tia Hobson helps governments and suppliers understand fishing activity, risks of IUU fishing and sustainability. She specialises in Port State Measures Agreement to produce intelligence on foreign-flagged vessel compliance.

Trevor Thomas

OceanMind Fellow

OceanMind Fellow, Trevor Thomas, is at the forefront of OceanMind’s machine learning research programme to better understand human activity on the ocean. Trevor’s algorithms accurately identify fishing and suspected labour rights abuse.