Berry is an ecologist by training and spent the early part of his career working on projects in Latin America and Southeast Asia. With a passion for coastal habitats and desire to get his feet wet he transitioned from tropical forests to the ocean and now specialises in marine conservation. He designed and managed the project which led to the establishment of Cambodia’s first large-scale Marine Protected Area (with Fauna & Flora) and worked on policy to reduce bycatch of seabirds in industrial tuna fleets (with BirdLife International/RSPB). Most recently he was a Senior Programme Manager with Fauna & Flora, overseeing large grants and supporting partners to restore habitats and establish networks of MPAs. He completed an MPhil in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge, including an evaluation of the potential for CCI to catalyse marine conservation action.