Jeremy Douglas to Lead Ocean Wise’s Global Brand, Partnerships and Funding Strategy

Ocean Wise is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeremy Douglas to the role of executive vice president, External Relations. In his new role, Jeremy will oversee the growth of Ocean Wise’s global brand and work to secure partnerships and funding in support of Ocean Wise’s 2020-2030 Conservation Strategy.

Jeremy joined Ocean Wise in 2017 as vice president of Development. Prior to joining Ocean Wise, Jeremy worked at David Suzuki Foundation, BBC Media Action, and Action for Children (UK’s largest children’s charity).

“Jeremy will play a key role on our leadership team as we build our capacity to tackle critical ocean issues including climate change, ocean pollution and overfishing” said Lasse Gustavsson, Ocean Wise president and CEO.His strong background in fundraising, strategic partnerships and government relations will help Ocean Wise achieve our conservation impact goals and continue to inspire millions of people across Canada, and around the world, to take action to improve the health of our oceans.”

Jeremy brings a wealth of experience in helping NGOs achieve maximum impact. Among his achievements, Jeremy spearheaded the Save Vancouver Aquarium campaign which has so far raised over $6 million from 15,000 individuals, as well as government and corporate partners; developed the Plastic Wise campaign to reduce consumer plastic waste; and helped lead a major cross-Canada “Blue Dot Tour” with David Suzuki (including influencers like Neil Young and Ta’kaiya Blaney) that raised awareness for the right of everyone in Canada to live in a healthy environment that includes clean air and water.

About Ocean Wise®
Ocean Wise Conservation Association is a not-for-profit organization on a mission to protect and restore the world’s ocean. Ocean Wise is focussed on direct-action conservation, ocean literacy education and research. Utilizing both scientific and traditional knowledge, Ocean Wise’s initiatives include Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, the Ocean Wise Seafood program, and Vancouver Aquarium. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Ocean Wise’s vision is a world in which oceans are healthy and flourishing. Learn more at

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