E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


William Emerson

Senior Consultant, Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division, Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations

William Emerson is a Senior Consultant, Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy Resources Division at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Prior to joining the FAO Mr Emerson was a senior advisor to the New Zealand Minister of Fisheries (1997-2003). Previously, Mr Emerson was an administrator at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (1992-1997) where he worked on in all areas of work covered by the Fisheries Division