Louise Heaps

Head of Sustainable Blue Economy
Profile / Bio: 

She has worked in ocean conservation and natural resource management for over 25 years, leading ocean policy and field-based programs in developed and developing countries, with 5 years in the Pacific Islands region as WWF’s South Pacific Conservation Director. Louise subsequently led WWF-UK’s domestic and international ocean program before becoming their Marine Chief Adviser. After completing an Executive MBA at the University of Exeter in 2016, focusing her dissertation on sustainable ocean finance, Louise led the process to develop the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles in partnership with the European Commission, European Investment Bank, and the Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit. She is now a member of the UNEP FI steering group for the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Initiative.