Leanne Page works for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, an Agency of the Department for Transport of the government of the United Kingdom. Leanne joined the MCA in 2002 as a member of the Counter Pollution Branch; this was followed by positions within the Technical Consistency Team, ensuring company and vessel compliance to the ISM Code and ISO 9000 and 14000 standards. Now a member of the Environmental Policy Branch, she is the Lead Policy Advisor for Ballast Water Management Issues. Leanne has a BSc (Hons) Ocean Science from the University of Plymouth and a MSc. Integrated Coastal Zone Management from Bournemouth University.