Stephen Hall is an independent consultant supporting organizations in their efforts to establish collaborative partnerships to catalyst change and develop leadership positions in sustainability. He is past director General of WorldFish, an international research institute devoted to reducing hunger and poverty by improving fisheries and aquaculture. Recognized as a scientific thought-leader, Stephen has produced more than 80 scientific publications on fisheries and ecosystems. His recent work focuses on the pivotal role of fisheries and aquaculture in creating a food secure future. His awards and recognitions include: a Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation (2004) and the Australian Public Service Medal for Leadership of the Australian Institute of Marine Science (2005).