The WIOMSA Board of Trustees has appointed Arthur Tuda as the new Executive Secretary effective 1st February 2020. Arthur will take over the wheels of WIOMSA as part of the succession plan of the Association. The outgoing Executive Secretary, Julius Francis will remain as an advisor for few months to ensure a smooth transition.
Arthur joins WIOMSA from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), where he served as the Assistant Director for the Coast Conservation Area, Kenya. He is a well-known expert in the region, particularly in the area of marine protected area (MPA) management where he has been a strong proponent of using science to inform management. Through his efforts, MPAs are now using the information generated from various scientific monitoring regimes to set indicators for the assessment of their management regimes.
The Board is grateful to members, partners, donors and friends of the Association for the support provided to the Association during the tenure of Julius Francis and it is our sincere belief that similar support will be provided to Arthur to enable him and his team propel WIOMSA to new heights.