Andrew Stevenson

Although his family has been in Bermuda for over thirty years, Andrew was born in Canada, and then spent his childhood in Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Scotland, Malaysia and Singapore. He studied postgraduate international economics in France, Canada and Norway and worked as an international economist for two Canadian banks before joining the United Nations Development Programme. He was assigned to the UNDP offices in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, remained in the country after a two year stint with the UN, obtained his pilot’s license and started a safari company in the Selous Game Reserve. After five years in East Africa he returned to North America to become a financial advisor, and to upgrade his pilot’s license. He has subsequently worked as a consultant in international development for the Canadian, Norwegian and Swedish governments, travelling over most of Africa and Asia. He currently lives in Bermuda with his Australian wife Annabel and two daughters, Elsa and Somers. He writes and researches whales full time. Where the Whales Sing, a 60-minute documentary, is the culmination of The Humpback Whale Film & Research Project. Andrew is now working on an illustrated book based on this on project. The book will be published by Constable and Robinson in London with co-publishers in Canada and Germany and will come out in September 2011.