Nick Owens

Nick Owens


  • United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Research expertise

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’.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water