Neville Ash


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


I am the Director of the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre, where I represent UNEP in the collaboration between UN Environment and WCMC at the Centre, and represent UN Environment in the UK. I provide overall leadership to the Centre, including ensuring a clear strategy is in place towards the achievement of the Centre’s vision and mission.

I have been with UN Environment since 2010, most recently as Deputy Director of UN Environment’s Division of Environmental Policy Implementation. I led UN Environment’s work on biodiversity, including the process to establish the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and UN Environment’s work to address illegal wildlife trade. Previously I was Head of IUCN’s Ecosystem Management Programme and Head of Ecosystem Assessment at UNEP-WCMC. I have spent time researching and managing conservation initiatives in Asia and Africa, and have considerable experience working with a range of international policy processes.