Hugo Tagholm

For anyone with even a passing awareness of the environmental issues facing our oceans, the name Hugo Tagholm will be instantly recognisable. For 14 years Hugo was front and centre of the UK ocean campaigning charity Surfers Against Sewage, taking action from the beach front to the front benches of Parliament. SAS connects and empowers over 100,000 ocean activists annually, and drives government legislation to protect our seas across four environmental pillars – plastic pollution, water quality, climate change and rewilding our ocean. He is now the Executive Director and Vice President of Oceana in the UK.

Hugo is part of the Edinburgh University Ocean Leaders programme and was recently awarded a Doctorate of Science by Exeter University for his services to the marine environment. He is a columnist for Oceanographic magazine, a non-executive director of the ethical creative agency Enviral and was named Environmentalist of the Year 2021 by the Save the Waves coalition. He is a regular presence in the media speaking on those environmental issues that matter and in the line ups of Cornwall making the most of what our ocean has to offer.

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Surfers Against Sewage CEO Hugo Tagholm // Image: Richie Graham

SAS CEO Hugo Tagholm // Image: Richie Graham