Experts & Staff

WRI brings together nearly 1,900 staff and experts who are leaders in their fields. Their work spans topics such as food and land use, energy, cities, economics, finance, governance and more. Our staff and researchers work globally and in 12 focus countries to meet people’s essential needs, to protect and restore nature, and to stabilize the climate and build resilient communities.

Contact our media team to arrange an interview with any of our experts.

Program Experts & Staff

Oliver Ashford

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Oliver Ashford.

Jon Baines

Research Associate, Sustainable Ocean Economies

Jon Baines

Jonathan Baines

Ocean Data Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Clare Brennan

Senior Operations and Engagement Manager

Micheline Khan

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Micheline Khan

John Lyons

Senior Communications Manager, Ocean Program

John Lyons

Lawrence Mottram

Grants and Finance Specialist, Ocean Program

Lawrence Mottram.

Stephanie Ockenden

Senior Associate & Global Policy Lead

Stephanie Ockenden.

Tom Pickerell

Global Director, Ocean Program

Tom Pickerell.

Charlotte Schep

Grants & Finance Specialist, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Amy Swift

Research Analyst, Ocean Program

Amy Swift.

Arief Wijaya

Program Director, WRI Indonesia

Arief Wijaya.

Katie Wood

Communications Officer, Ocean Program

Katie Wood