OUR BOARD

Our Board comprises friends and professionals far and wide who provide governance, financial and scientific excellence and strategic leadership. 

Charles Peter Judge MBE

Chairman
Peter was Attorney General for the Overseas Territories of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands from 2014 -2017. Peter qualified as a lawyer over 20 years ago and began his career as corporate/ M&A lawyer before taking his first Board level appointment in the public sector in 2002.  Peter has held a number of senior leadership roles – executive and non-executive - in the Public, Higher Education and Third sectors since then. 

Peter holds a Bachelor’s degree and postgraduate qualifications in English Law and a Master’s Degree in International and European Law. He is a accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.

Dr Paul Brickle

Executive Director of SAERI and Trustee
Paul is currently the Executive Director at SAERI as well as a Director and Chairman of SAERI (Falklands) Limited and a Reader in Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen. Paul formed part of the initial task-and-finish group which reognised the need for a world-class research institute in the Falkland Islands and the wider South Atlantic Overseas Territories, and has led the organisation since its inception in 2012. He has taken the organisation from a starting point of one-and-a-half employees and a small grant from FIG to the organisation it is today.

Paul’s interests include shallow marine ecology, community ecology and biogeography of small isolated islands particularly those in the South Atlantic. Paul is an active scientific diving member of the Falkland Islands-based Shallow Marine Surveys Group.

Dr Teal Riley

Trustee
Teal has almost 30 years’ experience in the geology and geochemistry of many aspects of continental and oceanic volcanism. He has worked for the British Antarctic Survey for almost 25 years and has been involved in 16 Antarctic field seasons and has led two marine geology/geophysics cruises in the Scotia Sea. His recent research has investigated the origins of silicic volcanism in the Antarctic Peninsula and Patagonian South America, the geochronology and geochemistry of Gondwana break-up magmatism, and volcanism of the South Sandwich intra-oceanic island arc. He has over 70 publications since 1997 in refereed journals.

Professor Stuart Piertney

Trustee
Stuart is Professor of Molecular Ecology & Evolution and the Director of Research in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen.

His research interests are in using DNA variation among individuals, populations and species to gain novel insight into the behaviour, evolution, conservation and biology of a broad range of animals from both marine and terrestrial habitats. He has published over 150 articles in scientific journals as well as several book contributions.

He has been elected as Fellow of a number of learned societies, and sits on the editorial boards of several international scientific journals. He also Chairs key national and international research grant awarding bodies. In his spare time, he enjoys diving, climbing and photography.

Professor Richard Sanders

Trustee
Richard is currently serving as the Director of the ICOS Ocean Thematic centre based at NORCE (the Norwegian Research Centre) in Bergen Norway and as a senior scientist at the UK National Oceanography Centre (NOC), a position he has held since August 2019. Prior to that he was the chair of the NOC Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems group between 2012 and 2019, a research scientist in NOC between 2000 and 2012 and a PhD student and graduate researcher in the department of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia between 1993 and 2000. He has broad research interests in the ocean carbon cycle including the biological carbon pump, the mechanisms by which the ocean stores carbon biologically, sea surface carbon fluxes, fluxes of organic Carbon from land to ocean via rivers and the storage of carbon on land in coastal habitats. Recently he undertook fieldwork in the Falkland Islands associated with the latter elements.

Stuart Wallace

Trustee
Stuart is Founder and Chairman of the Fortuna group of companies in the Falkland Islands.

In the course of his career he has been a member of The Islands Legislative Assembly and Executive Council and for eight years was a member of the Board of the Falkland Islands Development Corporation. Stuart was Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee for two years following its establishing legislation.
He is currently also Chairman of the Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association.

His free time interests include trout fishing, gardening and South Atlantic Politics.

Tracy Satherley

Trustee
Tracy qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant and worked for nearly 41 years in a top ten audit and accountancy firm in their Bristol Office. She spent 35 years auditing organisations of varying sizes from small owner/managed business to multi million pound entities. She spend the final years of her working life helping many organisations to prepare their financial statements. For over 25 years she specialised in working with the not for profit sector both as an audit manager and a manager in the accounts and business advisory department. Tracy was a member of the firms Charity Sector group and trained the local team in the specialist areas for charities accounts. She was part of the local team providing seminars to charity clients.

Tracy was a school governor for eight years, the last two of which she was chair. She is currently a committee member for her local Townswomen’s Guild.


Amanda Curry Brown

FIG Board Member
Amanda Curry Brown joined the Falkland Islands Government as Director of Policy & Economic Development in March 2022. Prior to this, Amanda served as the Senior Economist for the St Helena Government.
Before 2019, Amanda worked in a variety of roles in the United States civil service. Most recently, she managed an international air quality and climate change programme at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), supporting low income countries crafting evidence-based action plans to address emissions from key sectors.
Amanda has a degree in Economics and Business from Florida Southern College and a Master of Public Policy from the College of William & Mary. Outside of work she enjoys travel, cooking and most sports, especially basketball, cricket and football (the kind with the round ball).
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