Board of Directors

World Fisheries Trust is led by a Board of Directors. These amazing people volunteer their time to ensure our organization’s actions further our mission. 

If you are interested in joining our board, please email your CV and an expression of interest to 

Sean Burns


Sean Burns has a background of leading transformational change at the executive level for over 20 years with international Fortune 500 corporations and the public sector across seven countries.

Sean holds a bachelor’s and two master’s degrees with various awards and certificates. He’s a proud father and volunteers on the boards of non-profits actively helping to make the world a better place.

Hon. David Anderson, P.C., L.L.D.

Board Member; Past President

David Anderson was born in Victoria, British Columbia. He served many years in Canadian government as an MP. David has also worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria and as an environmental consultant.

David’s decades of dedication to preserving Canadian landscapes and resources, both on land and offshore, continue today from his home on Vancouver Island. David is the former president of World Fisheries Trust, and is a respected member of the board.

Malcolm Beveridge

Board Member

Malcolm Beveridge has a BSc (Hons) in Zoology and a PhD in Ecology from the University of Glasgow, UK. He served as Acting Branch Head (Aquaculture) for FAO 2016-2017 and was Director of Aquaculture and Genetics at WorldFish, 2006-2014. He served as Director of the Scottish Government Fisheries Research Services Freshwater Laboratory, Pitlochry, 2001-2006. From 1980 to 2001 he was an academic staff member at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, where he was appointed Reader in Environmental Research in 2000. He was awarded an FAO Andre Mayer Research Fellowship at the University of the Philippines (1983) to study the environmental impacts of cage and pen aquaculture. He was also a Visiting Research Fellow at Imperial College, University of London (2006-7) and Visiting Professor at the University of Stirling (2014-2017). He has published more than 200 papers in aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic ecology.

Henry Lorimer Frew BA, CBA, MLitt, FRGS, FZSL

Board Member

Henry, a dual British-Canadian citizen, is the CEO of Victoria-based Carrick House Group –specialising in geographical and business consulting with a focus on Ocean and Coastal Zone management and Parks and Tourism.  He is a .Mentor at the Gustafson School of Business, University of Victoria since 2009 and with the Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurship (ICE) since 2012. Helped lead Carrick House Services, a well known publisher of outdoor recreational material -1977-2003.

Bruce Kilpatrick

Board Member

I’m honoured to be part of the World Fisheries Trust board and to support the important work it does. In late 2020, I retired from my 26-year role as the executive director of communications + marketing and director of communications at the University of Victoria.

At UVic, I led major branding and strategic communications projects, developed multi-year institutional communications and marketing plans, served as a communications advisor to the university executive and senior leaders, and provided leadership to an active 40-member unit.  I have also been an organizer, community advocate and advisor to provincial governments in BC and Manitoba and an active member of community organizations my entire adult life. I’m currently on the board of the Community Association of Oak Bay, a founding member of ReconciliACTION Oak Bay, and a member of the Advisory Planning Commission- Land Use.

I believe in the power and strength of communities and people working together to create change for a better and more just world. I see working with the World Fisheries Trust as one way that I can, as a settler living on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen people, support vital work to protect, restore and revitalize the lands, waters and ecosystems in this region and elsewhere. I am grateful to have that opportunity. 

Josh Marek

Board Member

Coming Soon!

Hon. John A. Fraser, P.C., O.C., O.B.C., C.D., Q.C., LL.D.

Emeritus Chair

John Fraser was born in Yokohama, Japan and raised in Vancouver. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1954 and practised law until his election to the House of Commons in 1972. During his 21 years in Parliament, he served in key positions, including Minister for the Environment and Minister of Fisheries. He was the first person to have been elected Speaker of the House of Commons by his peers, a practice instituted in 1986.

In 1994, John was selected to head the Fraser River Sockeye Public Review Board investigating the salmon fishery. He was subsequently Canada’s Ambassador for the Environment, responsible for Canadian follow-up to commitments made at the United Nations Rio Conference on Environment and Development.