The MBA is delighted to announce the appointment of Maya Plass to the new role of Head of Communications. Maya comes to the MBA with a strong background in marine biology and many years of media experience. She is also a long-time member of the Association.
MBA Director Willie Wilson said: “This new strategic role is an exciting development for the MBA, and Maya will bring together an experienced team of marine biologists who are enthusiastic about public engagement and scientific outreach. She will strengthen the Association’s capacity to spread the word globally about the importance of life in the ocean and its relevance to society.”
Maya said: “It is such a privilege to join the MBA in their new role as Head of Communications. I’ve been a huge fan of the MBA since my early days as a marine science student at the University of Plymouth. At a time when our life-sustaining and stunning seas are facing such immense pressures, it is more important than ever that we communicate our latest cutting-edge marine science to help connect with the public in an engaging way. The prospect of using my media experience to facilitate this important dialogue is incredibly exciting.”
Maya will start in February 2020, heading up the existing Communications Team and enabling exciting developments in the MBA’s communications.
Marine ecologist and television presenter Maya Plass has long been obsessed with our seas and oceans. Her working life as a marine educator is spent on or near the water sharing her knowledge and love of the sea, in particular the British coast. Maya is a qualified HSE scuba diver and loves any opportunity to promote the sport to the next generation. She is author of RSPB Handbook of the Seashore and has presented on BBC Springwatches and also appeared in a Wickes advert with Farne Island seals.