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Nick Owens


  • Director of SAMS, SAMS
  • United Kingdom

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Director of SAMS

I am a marine scientist with considerable experience of leadership of complex organisations engaged in research, commercial income generation and education in environmental science.

I have led transformational change programmes in the public sector, including the introduction of new funding models, staff restructuring and cultural change. I am an experienced CEO and accounting officer for budgets >£55m pa and 500+ staff.

I am inspired by the wonders of the natural world. I am committed to public service and the standards expected of the ‘Seven Principles of Public Life’.


Parliamentary Written Evidence submitted to the Scottish Affairs Committee

Finlo Cottier (Participant), Mark Inall (Participant), Raeanne Miller (Participant), David Pond (Participant), Ben Wilson (Participant) & Nick Owens (Participant)

Impact: Public policy Impacts