Representing the Namibia Ocean Cluster

Mel Siggs

Melanie Siggs has worked in global strategic roles for both commercial and NGO organisations across the food systems and timber sectors, specialising in fisheries and aquaculture over the past 18 years. She is a Director of the Global Seafood Alliance, Vice President of The Centre for Responsible Seafood, and an Ambassador to the Iceland Ocean Cluster.

Until 2024 Melanie was a Project Advisor to the World Economic Forum’s Ocean Program for some 8 years the last three of which focussed on seafood loss and waste working predominantly in Namibia.  She is a former Special Adviser to HRH The Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit.  

Melanie is a frequent speaker on sustainable seafood and a regular facilitator for UN FAO, The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, OECD, World Economic Forum and The Economist. She is an Honorary Professor of the Heriot Watt University, Scotland, and holds an MSc in Responsibility & Business Practice (Bath).