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PCE 2020 Speakers Review - Heidi Tait

The SPE: A-NZ Section is proud to announce that Heidi Tait, CEO and Co-Founder of Tangaroa Blue Foundation will present at Monday (16th of November) session from 8.00 pm to 8.30 pm at the SPE A-NZ Annual Conference.

Presentation - Operation Clean Sweep – Capturing Plastics in the Supply Chain

Heidi Tait (nee Taylor) – CEO and Co-Founder of Tangaroa Blue Foundation

Heidi Tait’s love for the ocean comes from 20 years as a scuba diving instructor. In 2004 she co-founded the Tangaroa Blue Foundation (TBF) and the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) as a way of not only removing the ever-increasing loads of rubbish in our oceans but more importantly finding ways that prevented marine debris from being released in the first place. Her mantra is “if all we do is clean-up, that’s all we’ll ever do”.

Heidi Tait has been sitting on the Board of Directors since the organisation started in 2004 and is contracted outside of her role on the Board to oversee the administration and day-to-day operations of the organisation as well as assist in strategic direction and partnerships. In the last 24 months, she has been instrumental in securing a 5 year - $5 million competitive tender from the Australian Government for the Tangaroa Blue Foundation to provide marine debris removal and prevention services along the Great Barrier Reef.

Heidi Tait brings a national and international network with her to the Tangaroa Blue Foundation Board of Directors, along with passion and dedication for the organisation’s vision and extensive experience on the issue of marine debris, litter and source reduction.

She has been recognised for her work, being awarded the Australian Coastal Custodian of the Year 2005 and most recently, Heidi Tait was named one of the “18 Most Influential Women in Ocean Conservation” in the July 2018 edition of Ocean Geographic.

For full conference details and the program, visit here.

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