The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation announced it has appointed Patxi Pastor as its new CEO.
The appointment is in addition to his role as foundation president, a position which he took up in January 2021. The announcement was made at the recent foundation gala held at the Lauderdale Yacht Club, attended by over 200 VIPs and many of the foundation’s board of directors.
Commenting on the new appointment, Guy Harvey said:
“Patxi is a transformational force in ocean conservation and education which makes him a perfect fit for the work we are doing at the GHOF. This is an exciting time for us as he helps us develop and launch our educational curriculum and extensive corporate and philanthropic partnerships.”
While Pastor himself said:
“I am thrilled to be joining the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation as we launch our extensive STEAM curriculum and professional development programs for teachers. Educating our future leaders in marine conservation and ocean sustainability has never been more critical. We are working every day to inspire young ocean ambassadors and provide them with exciting marine and environmental science experiences. Our virtual field trips include exploring the worlds ocean and diving right alongside incredible marine animals like sharks, whales and turtles. Most importantly we are engaging students to personally address many of the critical challenges the world is facing today like marine plastics, coral restoration, water quality and overfishing of vital marine ecosystems worldwide.”
You can find out more about the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation here.