Kamal is a senior research fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, where he works with Global Fishing Watch’s Transparency team to build partnerships with Pacific Island countries and regional organizations. Kamal spent over 20 years in the Australian Government working in international development, foreign policy and trade in the Pacific and East Asia. He has lived and worked in Chinese Taipei, Singapore and Solomon Islands, where he led the Australian bilateral development assistance program from 2008 to 2010. He subsequently served in a variety of management roles in Australia’s Pacific aid program and, in 2014, in Australia’s G20 presidency taskforce. Kamal has a masters degree in environmental management and development from the Australian National University and is currently undertaking a PhD in fisheries governance at ANCORS. Kamal lives in Canberra and is possibly the world’s slowest mountain biker.