Speaker Profile

South Africa

Judy Mann

Conservation Strategist

SAAMBR - uShaka Sea World

Judy is passionate about marine conservation and has focused her career on helping people to care for the oceans. She has worked for the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) in Durban since 1992. She was the Director of Education for 10 years, the uShaka Sea World Director and the first woman Chief Executive Officer of SAAMBR.

She is currently the Conservation Strategist of the Association. Judy holds a PhD from the University of Queensland in Australia, where she studied how best to inspire visitors from multiple cultures to care for the environment. She holds a Master’s Degree in Ichthyology (Fish) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She was the international advisor to the American Zoo and Aquarium Association Conservation Education Committee and serves on the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication. Judy is currently the President Elect of the International Zoo Educators Association.