Our team

The Two Oceans Aquarium is supported by a close-knit team of over 100 dedicated staff members and hundreds of volunteers. Our team is full of people from all walks of life, dynamic and passionate about their work in the Aquarium and we regard them as our greatest asset. From maintenance staff to management, we are all committed to the mission of the Two Oceans Aquarium: To inspire action for the future well-being of our oceans.

Senior Management

Under the leadership of CEO Michael Farquhar, the Senior Management Team is committed to raising ocean awareness through excellent exhibits, meaningful conservation programmes and innovative educational outreach whilst remaining a financially viable and prominent visitor attraction in the Western Cape.

  • CEO: Michael Farquhar
  • General Curator: Tinus Beukes
  • Finance Manager: Fazlin Rass
  • Guest Experiences Manager: Alichia Nortjé
  • Marketing Manager: Qhoshile Ribiero
  • Conservation & Sustainability Manager: Helen Lockhart

Our team is filled with real-life superheroes. Meet them all.

At all levels, our team is passionate about ensuring a healthy and abundant ocean for life. Here CEO Michael Farquhar works with Maxine, the first ragged-tooth shark to be tagged and released by the Two Oceans Aquarium


The Aquarium's team of staff are backed up by a team of enthusiastic volunteers. Both young and old, volunteers are regular people who have chosen to undergo training at the Aquarium to assist us in our day to day operations, from interacting with guests to aiding our conservation efforts. 

Do you love the oceans? Would you like to be immersed in a fascinating underwater world of colour, beauty, tranquillity and magic? Discover the wonders of the oceans surrounding Cape Town and meet some of your marine neighbours. Volunteer at the Two Oceans Aquarium!