Hugo Tagholm

Surfers Against Sewage

Hugo Tagholm is chief executive of Surfers Against Sewage which he has taken from a single-issue pressure group into one of the country’s best-loved marine conservation charities. Driven by people who actively use the our oceans and beaches, it represents over 350,000 regular supporters and now mobilises the biggest beach clean community in the UK, some 30,000 volunteers annually contributing over 150,000 hours of time to protecting beaches nationwide. Its priority issue today is plastic pollution, which is frequently top of the global environmental agenda, as the Blue Planet recently documented.