Who’s Involved

  • Founders
  • Leaders
  • Endorsers
  • Supporters


The GDST is staffed by a small team of full and part-timers, with a cadre of expert consultants, under the leadership of Executive Director, Gregory V. Brown. Our team brings together decades of experience in building and running seafood supply chain businesses, consumer-facing retail, international standards and certification. GDST staff work with global NGOs and regionally-focused stakeholders, covering the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific.

The GDST Secretariat Team reports directly to the GDST Foundation Management Board, which is legally liable and jointly responsible for the execution of all GDST Foundation business. The Management Board reports directly to the GDST Foundation Supervisory Board, which provides the policy guidance to and governance/oversight of the Management Board.

Management Board

Gregory V. Brown


Caroline van Noordenne


Huw Thomas


Supervisory Board

Adam Brennan

Chief Sustainability Officer. Thai Union

Jayson Berryhill

CEO & Co-founder, Wholechain

Carrie Brownstein

Principle Quality Standards Advisor for Seafood, Whole Foods Market

Steve Philips

Group Manager, Seafood, Wegmans

Marcelo Hidalgo

Sustainability & CSR Director, Fishing Industry Association of Papua New Guinea

Michael McNicholas

Chief Executive Officer, Culinary Collaborations

Francisco Aldon

Chief Executive Officer, MarinTrust

Dave Parker

Head of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Sainsbury’s

Angel Matamoro Irago

Chief CSR Officer, Grupo Nueva Pescanova

Britta Gallus

Head of Climate & Carbon, Corporate Responsibility and Public Policy, Metro AG

Yago Doson

Global Director of Sustainability, Iberostar

Janti Djuari

Chairwoman, AP2HI Indonesian Pole & Line and Handline Fisheries Association


John McDonough

Operations Manager

Kevin Edwards

Vice President, Global Market Development

Richard Stavis

Stakeholder Engagement, Communications & Dialogue Lead

Lief Hendrikz

European Market Development Lead

Sebastien Metz

Point of Contact for Africa, Middle East, France, Spain, and Italy

Mike Platt

Technical Support Consultant

Geoffrey Muldoon

Point of contact Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands

Celesta Maas

Relations Manager/Office Manager

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