Non-Executive Director / Fisheries Research Development Corporation
Professor Colin Buxton is an independent director and principal consultant of Colin Buxton & Associates. He was director of the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Coasts Centre at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Science (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania (UTAS). He has held senior management positions at the Port Elizabeth Museum, Rhodes University and the Australian Maritime College, as well as being the inaugural director of the Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute at UTAS. Prof Buxton is an adjunct professor at IMAS, and holds board positions at the Seafood CRC, Southern Rock Lobster, Tasmanian Environment Protection Authority and the Royal Hobart Golf Club. He has been a frequent consultant to government and industry in South Africa and Australia, and is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and Rhodes University where he obtained a PhD for his work on the life histories and effects of exploitation on reef fishes. Much of his research has been focused on understanding the role of Marine Protected Areas as a conservation and fisheries management tool.