Transform Aqorau is the Deputy Director-General of the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) in Honiara. He has a law degree from the University of British Columbia and a PhD in law from the University of Wollongong in Australia. He is an expert on the legal and economic aspects of international tuna fisheries. His efforts in research and policy also include studies of economic development, fisheries management and national governance in Solomon Islands. Transform Aqorau is from the Roviana Lagoon.