Council

The CCI Council is the primary decision-making body for the overall initiative. On behalf of the CCI partners they adopt and oversee progress on achieving the CCI Strategy. Advisory groups for all the CCI programmes and activities report to the Council.

Deputy Director, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre
I have 20-years work experience in the fields of environmental management, agriculture and sustainable development. My career includes 15 years at the international level in multilateral and multi-...
Director, The British Trust for Ornithology
I have been the Director of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) since summer 2007.  After post-doctoral research on bird song at the University of Sussex in the early 1980s, I moved into the...
Senior Lecturer in Geography and Director of the MPhil in Conservation Leadership, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
As Director of the Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership I work very closely with a wide network of CCI people and organisations. I represent the Masters as a member of the CCI Council, and I...
Dr David Gibbons
Head of Conservation Science, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
For the last fifteen years, I have been responsible for overseeing the RSPB’s scientific programme, both in the UK and internationally. My role is to develop the strategic direction for RSPB’s...
Chair, Cambridge Conservation Forum
 I was elected Chair of the Cambridge Conservation Forum in July 2016.  I work for Natural England on conservation ecology in the Chief Scientist’s Directorate and, at the moment, I’m currently...
Mike Rands
Executive Director, Cambridge Conservation Initiative
I am the Executive Director of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, based in the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. After an early career as a research ecologist studying farmland...
UK Manager, Global Species Programme, IUCN
I am the UK Manager of IUCN's Global Species Programme. I recently moved to head IUCN's team in Cambridge after spending the last decade living and working in Madagascar. My early career focussed on...
Rosie Trevelyan
Director, Tropical Biology Association
I am the Director of the Tropical Biology Association, a capacity building NGO with offices in Cambridge and Nairobi. Through the TBA, I have developed a programme of practical training combined with...
Senior Director, Conservation Partnerships at FFI
Jo has been Senior Director of FFI’s Conservation Partnerships Department since 2013.  An environmental and business economist by background, she manages the FFI teams working on global cross-cutting...
Melanie Heath
Director of Science, Policy & Information, BirdLife International
Melanie is the Director of  Science, Policy and Information with BirdLife International. Her role is to develop strong and interdependent workstreams of scientific research, information management,...
Director, University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute & Professor of Political Economy, Department of Geography
I am trained as an economist, and work on the political economy of environment and development. I supervise a group of doctoral research students working in the Society, Environment and Development...
Miriam Rothschild Chair of Conservation Biology, Department of Zoology
I hold the Miriam Rothschild Chair of Conservation Biology in the Department of Zoology.  My research interests largely involve predicting the consequences of environmental change. I have written The...
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of Cambridge & Professor of Biological Chemistry, Department of Chemistry
I am the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of Cambridge. I am also the Professor of Biological Chemistry, and lead a research team in the Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road. My...
Steven Broad
Executive Director, TRAFFIC
I am the Executive Director of TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade-monitoring network, which is a UK-registered charity and a collaboration between WWF and IUCN. Working for IUCN and TRAFFIC since the mid-...