We are privileged to have Dr Angus Paterson speak at our AGM:
Date: Wednesday 23 December
Venue: Kenton Tennis Club
Topic: New technology for a new era – Marine science in SA for the next decade
Dr Paterson is the Director of the South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB). He has a home in Kenton and knows this area well.
Dr Angus Paterson
Dr Angus Paterson is the Managing Director of the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity. Angus completed a PhD in Ichthyology in 1998 during which he also undertook a three year major in Management. After his PhD he spent six years in the environmental consulting sector where he was promoted to Operational Director of Coastal & Environmental Services one of the larger independent environmental consultancies in South Africa. During this period he worked extensively in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2006 Dr Paterson returned to the science fold to manage and establish the Coastal Node of the South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON). His tenure at SAEON resulted in one of the most comprehensive long term environmental monitoring sites in the southern hemisphere being established. During his time at SAEON Angus also restructured the African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme (ACEP) and established the ACEP Phuhlisa transformation programme. In 2010 Angus was promoted to Managing Director of the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity as sister facility to SAEON. Angus is currently directing SAIAB, ACEP and ACEP Phuhlisa and plays an active role in policy development at the National Research Foundation through the Impact and Research Agenda working groups.