As the TRAFFIC leader in the Global Sharks and Rays Initiative (GSRI) partnership, Glenn has been able to help lead the development of the strategy associated with responsible trade, a key part of which involves issues associated with the implementation of CITES. He has served in TRAFFIC for 24 years, specialising in research and management of trade in marine species. Glenn has published extensively in this area, particularly in regard to sharks, RFMOs and trade-related measures, CITES, and most recently, risk assessment work of aquatic species in trade and traceability of products in trade.
Prior to working for TRAFFIC he worked in fisheries research within Australia (W.A., N.T. & University of Melbourne). Glenn is involved in regional fisheries agreement meetings and expert consultations. He has participated in numerous CITES Conferences of the Parties, and has been involved in conducting CITES trade reviews of Tridacnidae species, participated in CITES Animals Committee and the shark working group, CITES Standing Committee working group on introduction from the sea and intersessional working group on sharks, as well as several other CITES activities.
Glenn serves as a Vice Chair of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group and is a member of the IUCN SSC Marine Subcommittee. He has also assisted the Convention on Migratory Species MOU Sharks Advisory Committee and the Conservation Working Group as a recognised expert in the field.