Heidi Tait

Co-Founder and CEO

Tangaroa Blue Foundation

Heidi Tait, the co-founder and CEO of the Tangaroa Blue Foundation, holds a prominent position in Australia's marine debris field. With nearly two decades of experience managing a highly successful non-profit organization, Heidi possesses valuable skills in business administration, government and stakeholder relations, organizational strategy, and marine science. Her passion for environmental preservation was ignited during her time as a scuba diving instructor, where she witnessed the devastating effects of marine debris firsthand. Currently, Heidi oversees a team of over 30 staff members and numerous volunteers, who actively engage in various programs throughout Australia.Recognized as one of the "18 Most Influential Women in Ocean Conservation" by Ocean Geographic in 2018, Heidi remains committed to discovering innovative methods of mitigating and preventing the influx of marine debris into our oceans and waterways.

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