Our volunteers

The people giving up their time to help save Ocean Giants from extinction

Nina Constable

Nina has filmed around the world on a wide range of documentary projects, from marine conservation to social documentary. She believes in the power of film and photography to educate and inspire people and dedicates her time to capturing and exploring the world we live in, both above the waves and below. Nina helps Ocean Giants Trust to deliver campaign films, bringing to life the challenges that Ocean Giants face. As an advanced scuba diver, swimmer, surfer and snowboarder, she’s rarely still and lives life to the full.

Matt Gray

Matt has a breadth of experience in branding and web design, working for a top London agency. He has worked on a variety of businesses from start-up brands to established corporates. Our Ocean Giants Trust website was designed by Matt and he also helped to bring our branding to life with a visual brand book. He keeps us in line with consistency and ensures we look amazing. His portfolio can be viewed at: mattgraydesign.co.uk

Alexandra Prebble

Alex read Zoology at Durham University, followed by Ecology, Evolution and Conservation for her Masters from Imperial College. She learnt to dive in her early teens, and is a qualified dive instructor. Alex joined many marine conservation projects over the last ten years in Fiji, Indonesia, and several Caribbean locations in various capacities. Since 2014 she has held the position of Director of Operations for the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation based in Grand Cayman. She lends her experience in overall strategy, partner selection, evaluating research proposals from partners and the marine conservation material OGT utilises. In addition to diving, Alex runs marathons, skis, and travels extensively.

Kat Mason

Kat is currently completing her Masters in Marine Biology based in Portugal, and is studying shark populations in the Cayman Islands. She has also worked with one of our partners, LAMAVE, researching the resident population of whale sharks at an aggregation site in the Philippines. Kat studied Environmental Science at Plymouth University and is a PADI Divemaster, HSE Commercial Scuba Diver and PFI Freediver. She also set up a shark fishery research project in the Philippines. She will be keeping our social media up to date, with project partner updates and marine related news, as well as working on new fundraising initiatives.

Marc Allante

Marc is an internationally recognised artist as well as pursuing a full-time professional career in Hong Kong. His work is in high demand from clients and galleries and he has been shortlisted in the Asia Contemporary Art Show as the Hong Kong Young Artist of the Year (2012), and featured in various art, design blogs and news publications internationally. He is currently represented by the Avenue Des Arts Gallery in Hong Kong. Marc has a real interest and passion for marine life and other wildlife.

Celestial & Orion

Marc Allante has very generously offered to support the work of Ocean Giants Trust UK with donations from sales of some of his marine creations. The first image, ‘Celestial’, is an open edition available in many forms. The second image ‘Orion’ is a limited edition, and produced here by kind permission of the owner, Laurel Chor. His full portfolio can be viewed at: marcallante.com and his ongoing art blog at facebook.com/MarcAllanteArt

Our trustees

Andy Prebble

Andy spent most of his career with Standard Chartered Bank in a variety of locations around the world, holding several country CEO positions. After graduating as an accountant, he completed an MBA with Cranfield Business School and completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard. Andy undertakes trustee resposibilities and advisory work with several charities. He specialises in strategy, branding, fundraising and cultural change. As a member of the Board of Ocean Giants Trust, he offers his time to act as Chairman. His other interests include a love of cricket, ancient history and reading. He is married with two daughters, both of whom are marine biologists.

Mark Evans

Having built a very successful career in the retail sector, Mark joined Oxfam in 2008 to lead the major relationship team to develop its corporate, celebrity and major donor supporter base. In 2010 he became a Director of Blue Cross, responsible for all fundraising and income generation. He retired in 2015 and now offers his time to Ocean Giants Trust developing general fundraising initiatives and a major donor supporter base. He has a deep passion for the oceans and marine life and loves any opportunity to be on or in the sea. He is married with a daughter and a son.

Adrian Rowbotham

In Memoriam

Ocean Giants Trust is very sad to have lost the friendship, wisdom and expertise of Adrian Rowbotham, who died in June 2018.

Adrian started his career with J Walter Thompson in Paris and London, finding his feet on the creative and television side writing, and later producing, award-winning campaigns for very well known brands.

Aged 30, he formed his own company specialising in using television to assist beleaguered corporations with strategic and public relations issues. Later he extended the use of television for advocacy, as opposed to brand positioning, and directed his own films working with many high profile corporations, and organisations including UNICEF, and petitioning the Davos World Economic Summit on relieving poverty. Interpreting policies and changing attitudes was a hallmark of Adrian’s work, which was relevant, practical, and always undertaken with total commitment.

Adrian volunteered his time and skills generously. He was a trustee of the Blue Cross for many years, and in 2016 agreed to become a trustee of Ocean Giants Trust. He was kind enough to professionally produce a flagship film for us which will be used both to educate and to attract donors to Ocean Giants Trust’s cause. As a token of our respect, friendship and gratitude for all that he has done for us, we have dedicated the film to his memory.

A encounter with Adrian always left one with a renewed sense of well-being and optimism. A remarkable, gentle and mischievous man who we shall miss enormously. Adrian is survived by his wife Felicity and his children Leo and Alice.

Nigel Mason

Nigel is a business transformation professional with more than 30 years experience in the field. He has led many major business change programmes for a wide variety of organisations, in both the public and private sectors. His interests include tennis, running, long distance walking, camping and listening to music. In addition, he has also followed the changing fortunes of his local football team for more than 40 years. Nigel offers his time to maintain the online presence of Ocean Giants Trust, and to find new opportunities to expand our reach. Nigel is married with one daughter who is a marine biologist dedicated to shark conservation.

Martin Attrill

Prof. Martin Attrill is Research lead for the School of Biological and Marine Sciences at the University of Plymouth. He is a marine ecologist whose primary research interest is focused on the mechanisms behind long term change and large-scale spatial patterns in marine assemblages and populations. He has published over 130 papers in the prime literature and is supporting 9 current PhD students, having successfully mentored 31 other successful PhD graduates. Married with two grown up children, Martin brings a great deal of experience, specialisation and expertise to the team, and is the lead trustee overseeing the link between University of Plymouth and Ocean Giants Trust.