The Team

We are a team of around 200 experts. From economists to ecological modellers, from policy analysts to business sustainability professionals, our team helps partners worldwide to deliver nature-positive outcomes.

Senior Leadership

  • Neville Ash

    Neville Ash

    Director

  • Melissa de Kock

    Deputy Director

  • Jonny Hughes

    WCMC Chief Executive Officer & Senior Representative UNEP-WCMC

Senior Management Team

  • Han Meng

    Head of Regional Engagement

  • John Tayleur

    Head of Nature Restored

  • Katie Penfold

    Chief Finance Officer

  • Kelly Malsch

    Head of Nature Conserved

  • Matt Jones

    Chief Impact Officer

  • Melanie Reed

    Melanie Reed

    Head of the People Team

  • Najma Mohamed

    Head of Nature-Based Solutions

  • Neil Burgess

    Neil Burgess

    Chief Scientist

  • Nichola Rowlands-Smith

    Head of External Affairs

  • Sharon Brooks

    Head of Nature Economy

  • Thiago – 1

    Thiago Uehara

    Head of Policy

Staff at UNEP-WCMC

  • Aarty Iyengar

    Social and Multimedia Officer - Development and Communications

  • Abisha Mapendembe

    Abisha Mapendembe

    Senior Programme Officer - Nature Restored

  • Aime Rankin

    Aime Rankin

    Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Aisha Niazi

    Communications Officer - Nature Economy

  • Alanah Lewis

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Alena Cierna

    Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Alex Ross

    Senior Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Alfred Muge

    Associate Programme Officer – Nature Economy

  • Ali Rafi

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Aly Pavitt

    Aly Pavitt

    Data Analyst - Nature Conserved

  • Andrea C. Baquero

    Programme Officer - Nature Based Solutions

  • Andrew Szopa-Comley

    Andrew Szopa-Comley

    Scientific Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Andy Arnell

    Andy Arnell

    Senior GIS Officer - Science

  • Anushree Bhattacharjee

    Programme Officer - Nature Restored

  • Arnout van Soesbergen

    Arnout van Soesbergen

    Senior Ecosystem Services Scientist - Science

  • Aude Caromel

    Aude Caromel

    Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Ayesha Hargey

    Associate Programme Officer - Science

  • Ayesha Wijesekera

    Associate Programme Officer - Policy

  • Bálint Ternyik

    Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Benjamin Lucas

    Benjamin Lucas

    Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Bethan Henderson

    Programme Administrator - Policy

  • Bhopal Pandeya

    Senior Programme Officer - Nature-based Solutions

  • Boipelo Tshwene-Mauchaza

    Boipelo Tshwene-Mauchaza

    Programme Officer - Nature Based Solutions

  • Brett Wilson

    Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Calum Maney

    Project Researcher - Science

  • Carmyn de Jonge

    Business Analyst- Operations

  • Carolina Chambi Málaga

    Programme Officer - Nature Based Solutions

  • Carrie Faessler

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Catarina Braga

    Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Caymmi B Bustamante

    Evidence & Impact Officer - Development & Communications

  • Céire Booth

    Céire Booth

    Programme Officer - Policy

  • Charlotte Lezemore

    Charlotte Field

    Lead Designer - Digital Transformation

  • Charlotte Hicks

    Charlotte Hicks

    Senior Technical Officer - Nature Based Solutions

  • Chris Hawksworth

    Chris Hawksworth

    Research Grants Officer - Finance

  • Chris Mcowen

    Chris McOwen

    Lead Marine Scientist - Nature Restored

  • Ciara Stafford

    Ciara Stafford

    Senior Scientific Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Claire Brown

    Claire Brown

    Principal Technical Specialist - Policy

  • Claire McLardy

    Claire McLardy

    Principal Technical Specialist, Global Wildlife Trade – Nature Conserved

  • Cláudia Faustino

    Cláudia Faustino

    Programme Officer - Science

  • Cordula Epple

    Cordula Epple

    Senior Programme Officer - Nature Based Solutions

  • Corinna Ravilious

    Corinna Ravilious

    Senior GIS Officer - Nature Based Solutions

  • Cristina Telhado

    Cristina Telhado

    Programme Officer - Nature Based Solutions

  • Daniela Guarás

    Daniela Guarás

    Senior Technical Specialist - Policy

  • Diana Serrano

    Programme Officer - Nature Restored

  • Edward Ellis

    Edward Ellis

    IBAT Business Manager - Nature Economy

  • Elena Trust

    Elena Trust

    Administrative Officer - Policy

  • Elizabeth Champion

    Project Administrator - Policy

  • Ellie Webber

    Ellie Webber

    Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Elspeth Grace

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Emily Howland

    Emily Howland

    Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Emma Calhoun

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    Esther Chidinma

    Associate Programme Officer - Policy

  • Fabiana Spinelli

    TRADE Synthesis and Data Officer - Nature Economy

  • Fondzeyuf Brian Folah

    Data Officer - Digital Transformation

  • Frances Davis

    Frances Davis

    Senior Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Frida Arriaga Cinta

    Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Frida Díaz Almeyda

    Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Gemma Edney

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Gen Carden

    Senior Management Accountant - Finance

  • Genevieve Beaufoy

    Associate Programme Officer - Policy

  • Giacomo Ascenzi

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Giulia Costa Domingo

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Restored

  • Hamza Butt

    Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Hannah Grice

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Restored

  • Hazel Thornton

    Hazel Thornton

    Deputy Head - Nature Restored

  • Heather Bingham

    Heather Bingham

    Senior Programme Officer, Protected Planet - Nature Conserved

  • Helen Klimmek

    Helen Klimmek

    Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Helga Sterckx

    Programme Administrator - Nature Economy

  • Heli Sihvonen

    Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Ione Morton

    Programme Administrator - Nature Economy

  • Issy Bolitho

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Jack Sutton

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Jake Anderson

    Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Jake Bedford

    Jake Bedford

    Senior Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • James Vause

    Lead Economist - Nature Economy

  • Janeth Lessmann

    Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Jasmin Upton

    Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Jennifer Mark

    Jennifer Mark

    Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Jennifer Preston

    Jennifer Preston

    Project Lead - Digital Transformation

  • Jenny Risk

    Jenny Risk

    Receptionist and Travel Administrator - People Team

  • Jerry Harrison

    Jerry Harrison

    Principal Specialist, Conventions and Policy Support - Policy

  • Jessica Bonner

    Jessica Bonner

    HR Administrator - People Team

  • Jessica Vitale

    Jessica Vitale

    CITES Trade Database Manager - Nature Conserved

  • Joanna Wolstenholme

    Joanna Wolstenholme

    Senior Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Joe Gosling

    Joe Gosling

    Programme Officer - Science

  • Joe McGain

    Joe McGain

    IT Manager - Operations

  • Juan Manuel Vargas Esteban

    Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Juanita Chaves Posada

    Senior Programme Officer - Policy

  • Julia Rolf

    Julia Rolf

    Admin Hub Coordinator - Operations

  • Julia Wentworth

    Julia Wentworth

    Project Officer - Science

  • Julie Van Offelen

    Programme Officer - Nature-based Solutions

  • Juliet Mills

    Juliet Mills

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Based Solutions

  • Julieta Lahud Vega

    Julieta Lahud Vega

    Programme Officer - Nature Based Solutions

  • Justine Lancelin

    Associate Programme Officer - Policy

  • Katherine Despot Belmonte

    Katherine Despot Belmonte

    Senior Programme Officer - Policy

  • Katherine Grosset

    Receptionist & Travel Administrator - Operations Team

  • Katie Dawkins

    Katie Dawkins

    Programme Officer - Nature Based Solutions

  • Katie Wilson

    Associate Programme Officer - Policy

  • Katy Day

    Katy Day

    Product Manager - Digital Transformation

  • Klara Gaspar

    Associate Programme Office - Nature Conserved

  • Kollie Tokpah

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Based Solutions

  • Laura Mack

    Laura Mack

    Events Manager - Development and Communications

  • Lera Miles

    Lera Miles

    Principal Technical Specialist – Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation

  • Lewis Kramer

    Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Lisen Runsten

    Senior Project Manager - Nature Economy

  • Liz Kiambi

    Liz Kiambi

    Fundraising Officer - Development and Communications

  • Liz Womack

    Liz Womack

    Senior Technical Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Lizzie McAllen

    Senior People Business Partner - People Team

  • Luca Cugliari

    Luca Cugliari

    Senior Developer - Digital Transformation

  • Maria Antonova

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature-based Solutions

  • Mariana Martinez Del Rio

    Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Marina Demaria Venâncio

    Programme Officer - Policy

  • Marina Huertas Garcia

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Matea Vukelic

    Programme Officer - Policy

  • Matthew Hill

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Megan Critchley

    Megan Critchley

    Programme Officer - Nature Based Solutions

  • Mel Hanley

    Events Coordinator - Development & Communications

  • Michelle Harrison

    Michelle Harrison

    Programme Officer - Science

  • Milly Costa

    Project Administrative Officer - Policy

  • Miriam Guth

    Miriam Guth

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Restored

  • Natalie Taylor

    Communications Officer - Development and Communications

  • Natasha Ali

    Natasha Ali

    Senior Programme Officer - Policy

  • Nikki Chapman

    Senior Programme Officer - Nature-based Solutions

  • Nina Bhola

    Nina Bhola

    Deputy Head of Digital Transformation

  • Noor A. Noor

    Programme Officer - Policy

  • Opi Outhwaite

    Environmental Law Specialist - Policy

  • Osgur McDermott Long

    Osgur McDermott Long

    Senior Data Scientist - Digital Transformation

  • Paul Allum

    Paul Allum

    Operations Manager- Finance & Operations

  • Pauline Julou

    Programme Administrator - Nature Conserved

  • Philip Bubb

    Capacity Development Lead - Development and Communications

  • Philip Erm

    Programme Officer - Nature Restored

  • Qian Feng

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Rachael Adu Baffour

    Project Officer - Digital Transformation

  • Raquel Agra

    Raquel Agra

    Programme Officer - Nature Based Solutions

  • Rhian Bland

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    Rita Trabulo

    Associate Program Officer - Nature Restored

  • Roberto Correa

    Programme Officer - Policy

  • Rodrigo Cassola

    Senior Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Roger Ingle

    Roger Ingle

    Senior Product Manager - Digital Transformation

  • Rohima Morgan

    HR Administrator - People Team

  • Rosario Gomez-S.

    Programme Officer - Nature-based Solutions

  • Ross King

    Ross King

    Web Developer - Digital Transformation

  • Rowana Walton

    Programme officer - Digital Transformation

  • Russell Gardiner

    Russell Gardiner

    Marketing Manager - Development and Communications

  • Ruth Fletcher

    Ruth Fletcher

    Lead Social Scientist – Nature Restored

  • Sally Parker

    Programme Administrator - Nature Restored

  • Saloni Basrur

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Samantha Hill

    Samantha Hill

    Deputy Head of Science

  • Santhuri Naidoo

    Programme Officer - Ecosystem Assessment and Policy Support

  • Sarah Beard

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Based Solutions

  • Sarah Fadika

    Senior Programme Officer - Nature Restored

  • Sarah Pickering

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Sarah Rouse

    Sarah Rouse

    Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Satu Glaser

    Satu Glaser

    Senior Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Sebastian Bekker

    Senior Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Sebastian Dunnett

    Senior Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Sebastien Kaye

    Sebastien Kaye

    Associate Programme Officer - Policy

  • Shaenandhoa Garcia Rangel

    Deputy Head - Nature Economy

  • Sol Fernandez

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Sophie Armitage

    Programme Administrator - Nature Economy

  • Sophie Lloyd

    Sophie Lloyd

    Senior People Business Partner - People Team

  • Stacey Baggaley

    Stacey Baggaley

    Senior Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Stacy Richardson

    Stacy Richardson

    Principal Technical Specialist of Digital Transformation

  • Stuart Watson

    Stuart Watson

    Senior Developer Operations - Digital Transformation

  • Susana Baena

    Lead Remote Sensing Specialist - Science

  • Terrie Wilmott

    Terrie Wilmott

    Contracts and Compliance Admin Officer

  • Thin Thin Naing

    Programme Administrator - Nature Conserved

  • Usman Ashraf

    Fundraising Officer - Development and Communications

  • Valentina Vaglica

    Valentina Vaglica

    Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Valerie Kapos

    Principal Specialist - Nature-based Solutions

  • Valeriia Vakhitova

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Conserved

  • Vignesh Kamath Cannanure

    Vignesh Kamath Cannanure

    Associate Programme Officer - Science

  • Violeta Munoz

    Senior Programme Officer – Digital Transformation

  • Yi Kui Tin (Felix)

    Associate Programme Officer - Nature Economy

  • Zuhail Mohamed Thatey

    Associate Programme Officer - Science