Dr John Whittington


Dr John Whittington is the CEO of Blue Economy CRC-Co Ltd. John has more than 20 years leadership experience across the public, not-for-profit and research sectors.

John has a PhD in algal physiology from the University of Adelaide and has postdoctoral experience at Universities in Australia and the USA, and with the CRC for Freshwater Ecology. He has been the Secretary of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks Water and Environment (Tas), Chaired the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Advisory Board and was a Director of the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, and through his career has led major policy and research programs and portfolios in fisheries and aquaculture, animal and plant health, resource management and conservation science.

In addition to being the CEO of the Blue Economy CRC, John is a non-Executive Director of Tasmanian Irrigation and Fish Hook Wines.