Meryl Williams has over 40 years experience in fisheries, aquaculture, conservation and human development. She now focuses on trends in fish value chains, impacts on women and gender equality, and public knowledge for responsible fish production.
Ms Williams is Chair of the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of the Asian Fisheries Society. She was Director General of WorldFish (1994-2004), during which time she concentrated WorldFish work on eradicating poverty, improving people’s nutrition, and reducing environmental pressure. Ms Williams was previously the Director of the Australian Institute of Marine Science, and Executive Director of the Bureau of Rural Sciences (Australia).