Jock Clough has a background and involvement in the engineering, finance and aquaculture industries. He has a BE and an MSc both from the University of Western Australia. His masters thesis topic was “Demersal fish assemblages of South Passage and Blind Strait, Western Australia: a unique subtropical embayment in a World Heritage Property”.
Jock was the Chairman and major shareholder of Australia’s largest abalone aquaculture company, Southseas Abalone Ltd, from inception until 2016, assisting in developing the company to a 700 tonne per annum abalone producer.
He is Chairman of the University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute, on the Australia Advisory Board of The Nature Conservancy, the Advisory Committee of Western Australia Maritime Museum and is a WA Parks Foundation Ambassador.
Jock has an active interest in marine science and conservation.
Roger Swainston is a zoologist and world-renowned artist with over 35 years’ experience working with fishes and other marine life; collaborating during this time with scientific institutions, environmental agencies, conservation organisations and commercial fishers around the world.
He has taken part in biodiversity surveys of some of the most remote and undisturbed marine environments of the planet. Roger has illustrated numerous guides to fishes and is the author of "Swainston's Fishes of Australia”, a comprehensive guide to all the fishes known from Australian waters. He was one of the pioneers of drawing underwater and monitored reef sites on the Ningaloo Reef using photomosaics annually since 2001. Roger has had many personal exhibitions of his work and contributed to many more.