Senior Director, Communications and Partnerships
Sarah Bladen leads global communications and fundraising at Global Fishing Watch, working across teams to generate public visibility and engagement, secure and maintain funding partnerships and build international momentum to achieve greater transparency of fishing and other human activity at sea.
Before joining Global Fishing Watch in 2018, Sarah led global communications and marketing for the Marine Stewardship Council where she was responsible for global consumer campaigns, digital and social platform development, media relations and issue management. As a member of the executive committee, Bladen assisted in setting the Marine Stewardship Council’s organizational strategy, helping build its profile and expand partnerships to support the mission.
Previously, Bladen held various positions with the World Wildlife Fund, where she drove anti-poaching and Mekong River protection campaigns in Southeast Asia while based in Vietnam and Thailand and led global conservation and policy communications from the WWF secretariat in Switzerland. She also spent time as a reporter and news producer for national public broadcasting companies in Australia after completing her studies.
Bladen holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Charles Sturt University in Australia, where she was awarded the Sonya Reece Memorial award for excellence in broadcast journalism.