Andy McPherson


What energises you at work?
The water! As soon as I jump in I am boosted! A good nights sleep before a work day is an added bonus.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?
That the coral we collect is all lined up in a big row for the taking. The effort, preparation, and sometimes just downright intuition from the team all combined is what fills the boat.

What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
More likely diving….spearfishing, surfing or out in the bush, camping and exploring this beautiful country!

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?
Rainbow, or black.

Favourite coral and why?
Trachy’s, I love collecting them, it’s like finding treasure in the desert, and when you find a patch of them it’s on for young and old!

What do you love about the job?
The ability to go and explore underwater where potentially no one has ever dove, seeing, collecting and fishing for new species. The areas we anchor the boat certainly aren’t too bad sometimes either!

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
To be able to grow a pair of gills on command! And maybe some webbed flippers and hands.

The team

Daniel Kimberley

Founding Director

Brooke Kimberley

Business Manager

Tim Green

Skipper 'MV San Pasquale II'

Shane Sweeney

Sales - Cairns

Geryn Daniels

Lead Packer - Cairns

Jess Huie

Aquarist - Bundaberg

Lawrie Milnes

Shipment Coordinator

Rob Lanceley

Customer Experience and Marketing Coordinator

Zoe Collishaw

Lead Aquarist - Bundaberg

Cadel Squire

Facility/Fleet Manager

Adam Andrews

Skipper 'MV Chartreuse'

Brenden Green

Sales - Bundaberg

Matthew Buwalda

Lead Packer - Bundaberg

Alison Ulcoq

Finance Officer

Reece Fearnside


Luke Hodge

Skipper 'MV Tunamoon'

Hayley Holzheimer

Propogation Aquarist - Bundaberg

Juno Siu

Aquarist - Bundaberg

Tommy Lee-Grill


Nick Young

Lead Aquarist - Cairns

Anthony Carboni

Head Diver

Jonathan Barton, PhD

Head Scientist Research and Development Coral Aquaculture

Sophie Dyer

Facility Manager - Darwin

Luke Browning

Maintenance Officer - Cairns
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