Wendy Broadgate leads the activities of the Swedish Hub, focusing on research enabling and communication. She was Deputy Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) for 15 years before being appointed director of the The Fisheries Secretariat, based in Stockholm, a non-profit working towards sustainable fisheries in Europe. She is a marine scientist by training but for the majority of her career she has been working in Earth system science, global-change research and at the science-policy interface.
At IGBP, Wendy played a key role in the strategic development of the programme, leading its portfolio of marine activities and building international networks in global change research. She was a strategic lead on projects such as ocean acidification, the IGBP great acceleration and the Planet Under Pressure Conference, making an impact in scientific synthesis, the Anthropocene concept and policy engagement. At the Fisheries Secretariat she advocated for a scientific basis for fisheries policies, conducted political analysis, published regular policy briefings and interacted with EU politicians and institutions.
Wendy has published scientific papers on the Anthropocene, Earth system science and ocean-atmosphere interactions. She holds a PhD in marine chemistry.