Dr Victoria Metcalf is a marine biologist and former Lecturer in Genetics at Lincoln University. She is currently the National Coordinator of the Participatory Science Platform, Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor. Victoria is mad keen on researching fish and shellfish. She has a PhD in biochemistry and has always been drawn to non-mammalian species because she finds them so incredibly interesting. She has a particular love of cold places and most of her research is on Antarctic marine life although she has studied New Zealand marine species too. Victoria is on Twitter @VicMetcalf_NZ
William Taylor is an economist at NERA Economic Consulting. He specialises in competition and regulatory economics, with a particular focus on areas where finance and economics intersect. He has advised regulated and unregulated firms on access pricing, cost of capital and asset valuation issues spanning sectors such as telecommunications, electricity distribution, ports, gas pipelines, postal networks and airports.