Change at the helm of Common Seas

Common Seas Founder, Jo Royle has stepped down as CEO, with Charlotte Davies, previously Director of Operations now taking on the role of Managing Director.

A former trans-ocean sailing and racing skipper, Jo set up Common Seas ten years ago, to reduce human impact on the sea and design out marine plastic pollution.

Common Seas works in partnership with governments, businesses, and communities to design and deliver scalable solutions that tackle the source of the plastic problem.

Jo Royle says, “Common Seas has long been recognised as a leader in marine plastic pollution. Its approach is tried and tested, with success stories from around the world. From discovering plastic in human blood, to our work delivering six national action plans on plastic pollution, we have always punched above our weight.”

Charlotte adds, “Jo has built up Common Seas as a force to be reckoned with, and we are all so grateful to her as we embark on the next phase of Common Seas’ journey. We wish her every success in her next adventure.

“I, and the whole Common Seas team, are looking forward to building on the fantastic work that Jo has done, and ensure Common Seas continues to be at the forefront of bringing about change on a global scale.

“We have ambitious plans to expand our impact throughout the remainder of 2024 and beyond, and we know that Jo will be watching, and wishing us success, from afar, but never far from her heart.”

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