Dr Thomas Maddox

Natural Capital Hub Co-manager
Cambridge Conservation Initiative

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project lead, Project team member



With a degree in biology and a PhD in anthropology my career began with a focus on large carnivore ecology and conservation, spending over a decade in the field in Africa and Asia on cheetah and tiger conservation with the Zoological Society of London. But over time I grew increasingly interested in the specific role of business in conservation so I went back to school and obtained an MBA from the Judge Business School. Since then I have worked for the World Bank, The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, WWF and Fauna & Flora International (FFI) on various aspects of the relationship between economic activity and the environment. I now work as the co-coordinator for CCI’s various work around ‘natural capital’ – a way of talking and thinking about the value of nature in economic terms – as well as continuing as a Senior Specialist for FFI.