Ambroise Brenier is the new country director for the WCS PNG program.
He joined the Goroka head office at the beginning of this year with his wife and two daughters.
For the past 13 years Ambroise has worked in Africa, Indian Ocean and Pacific regions to develop and implement field based marine conservation and coastal fishery management initiatives.
In 2016, he led the WWF ocean conservation efforts in French overseas territories. From 2010 to 2015 he led the WCS's marine program in Madagascar.
Under his leadership, the WCS marine program’s annual budget tripled and led to the establishment of four Marine Parks, 25 community marine protected areas that have been awarded the United Nations Equator Prize, the country’s first law that gives power to local communities to manage their fishing grounds, and the Indian Ocean island's first shark sanctuary.
Prior to joining WCS, and during three years, he oversaw a portfolio of 15 marine conservation projects in West Africa.
Ambroise holds a PhD in Marine Biology from Paris University and has conducted and published research in Madagascar and French Polynesia on marine protected areas and coral reef fisheries.
His current role as the country director is to oversee WCS operations in Goroka and the field offices in Manus and New Ireland provinces.