Julie C.

Entrepreneur with expertise in marine conservation Education & NGOs

English, Swahili, French

I am passionate about the ocean, our blue planet. I am a pioneer & use trade based enterprises to do good business, which for me is threefold - people, profit, planet - sustainability in its true form...see more

  • Education & Edtech
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Consulting


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Company Owner

4 years
Current position
Oct 2018 - Present
Seas4Life - Safaris, Conservation and Education - founded by Julie Church offering bespoke, tailor made marine guided safaris in Eastern Africa and the Red Sea; marine conservation and ...see more

Environmental Specialist Consultant

Base Titanium Limited
6 months
Feb 2018 - Aug 2018
Assisting and overseeing the development and preparation of education materials targeting primary and secondary school children in Kwale district, with a particular focus on developing ...see more

Strategic Advisor

WildlifeDirect Inc
5 months
Jul 2017 - Dec 2017
Providing strategic advice to WildlifeDirect with the overall aim of developing an impact investment arm of the organisation (WildlifeDirect Trading), that is trade-focused bringing lon...see more

Co-reviewer for the Mid Term Review, UNEP/GEF Dec 2016- May 2017 Dugong and Seagrass project.

UNEP and GEF - Dugong and Seagrass project
5 months
Dec 2016 - May 2017
Evaluated the progress to date for the cluster of Madagascar, Mozambique and Sri Lanka using the indicators as a benchmark for project progress, rated project impacts/performance based ...see more

Strategic Advisor

Elephant Watch Portfolio
1 year
Feb 2014 - Jul 2015
Led and managed the restructuring of the private tourist and conservation based business and provided operational oversight. Streamlined the team and operations, developed the marketing...see more

Marine Consultant

CORDIO East Africa
6 years
Jan 2009 - Jan 2015
Delivered technical assistance to CORDIO, including: • Marine conservation adviser for the UNDP SGP Project: “Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into marine ecosystems and fisherie...see more

Founder of Ocean Sole - the Flipflop Recycling Company

Ocean Sole
11 years
Aug 2005 - Dec 2016
Ocean Sole , the Flipflop Recycling Company was developed as a trade-based, African solution to the global pollution problem. It started off as a pilot project in 1997 on the shores of ...see more

Project Coordinator, Facilitator, Researcher

5 years
Nov 2004 - Nov 2009
Coordinated the implementation of WIO Marine Biodiversity Conservation Project entitled “Partnership Project for Implementing the Jakarta Mandate in the WIO Region,” part of IUCN’s East...see more

Project Executant

7 years
Oct 1997 - Dec 2004
Led and coordinated the WWF projects within and adjacent to the Kiunga Marine National Reserve, working closely with the Government, local communities, tourism enterprises and other NGO...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Education & Edtech

Role experience

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Consulting