Nicola Frost is the Interim Director of the Ocean Program at World Resources Institute (WRI). She also serves as the Interim Head of Secretariat for the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy; a unique collaboration among serving heads of state and government to advance transformative action for a sustainable ocean economy, which prioritises a healthy ocean alongside sustainable production to benefit people everywhere.

Nicola Frost is a marine scientist with experience working in over 20 different country contexts and with a range of partners at local, municipal and regional scales to design effective marine protection, with a particular emphasis on community-led or co-managed marine areas, sustainable fisheries and strategies to stop plastics entering the ocean.

Prior to joining WRI, Nicola was the Head of Global Marine Programme for Fauna & Flora International overseeing the development of a global marine programme and providing strategic and technical support to marine projects in all regions. Formerly Acting Director of the International Coral Reef Action Network, Nicola supported an applied global learning network for coral reef research, management and education. She has published a range of toolkits and reports relevant to tropical marine ecosystems and ocean governance and management.

Nicola holds a degree in Marine Science from the University of Southampton, and lives in Cambridge UK.